In Eclipse 3.1.2, the Window >> Navigation menu shows the short-cut for Switch to Editor as Ctrl+E. However, Eclipse does not appear to do anything when this key combination is pressed. But, if I press Ctrl+Shift+E, Eclipse will display a list of editors I can switch to. Is the key combination displayed on this menu incorrect?
In Eclipse 3.2, the Window >> Navigation menu shows the short-cut for Switch to Editor as Ctrl+Shift+E and a new option, Quick Switch Editor as Ctrl+E. Ctrl+Shft+E works as in 3.1.2. However, Ctrl+E still does not appear to do anything when this key combination is pressed. What is Ctrl+E supposed to do? Is there some option I need to enable?
It works for me. When you have multiple files open in the editor, Ctrl+E brings up a filterable list of the open editors, and you can choose which one to switch to. You don't need to click the tab at the top.
posted 14 years ago
The answer is that Ctrl+E does not work when the current presentation is Eclipse 2.1 Style. However, the menu option is NOT disabled; it just does not do anything. Also, Ctrl+E displays the Quick Switch Editor in both 3.1.2 and 3.2 NOT the Switch to Editor. This option has been added to the Navigation menu in Version 3.2. Ctrl+Shift+E displays the Switch to Editor in both versions. Apparently, the key combination displayed on the Navigation menu for Switch to Editor in 3.1.2 is incorrect.
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