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Broken Eclipse shortcut under Gnome for Occurrences in File

Posted by Jakub Holý on March 17, 2010

Broken Eclipse shortcut under Gnome for Occurrences in File

One of the extremely useful keyboard shortcuts for Eclipse is Shift+Control+U which finds all occurrences of a selected identifier in the current file. Unfortunately  this doesn’t work under Linux with Gnome because Gnome uses this shortcut for composing Unicode characters. You can check it by typing Shift+Control+U followed by 123 and a space into your browser’s address bar: first it will render an underlined u and then a strange g-like character.

The conclusion is that you cannot use the shortcut Shift+Control+U and perhaps also a few others (I experienced troubles with Shift+Ctrl+A) in Eclipse under Gnome. You can the shortcut in preferences accessible e.g. via pressing twice Shift+Ctrl+L. For instance Shift+Ctrl+F1 is OK.

Environment: Eclipse 3.4/3.5, Ubuntu 9.04 with Gnome 2.26.1.

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