Workbench Tips and Tricks

Opening a File

User can now open the file in editor by just dragging and dropping the file in editor area

Coding Assistants

User can restore deleted files by just selecting the container resource -> right click on it and select Restore from Local History


Locate any file

User can now locate and open any file in the workspace by using quick key combination Ctrl+Shift+R.

Incremental find

User can now just find the strings as they type by pressing Ctrl+J. This feature is called incremental find.

Importing and Exporting

Importing and Exporting files is much more easier as one can just drag and drop the files and folders from window explorer into the workbench and vice–versa .

Manage Projects

Use the Project > Close Project command to manage projects within your workspace. When a project is closed, its resources are temporarily "offline" and no longer appear in the Workbench (they are still sitting in the local file system). Closed projects require less memory. Also, since they are not examined during builds, closing a project can improve build times.


To quickly navigate between the various views, editors, perspectives and menus in the workbench use the short keys such as..
Ctrl+F6 for switching between editors
Ctrl+F7 for switching between views
Ctrl+F8 for switching between perspectives
F12 for activating the editor.


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