Tuesday, June 4, 2013

NetBeans IDE Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts - NetBeans

  • Alt + Shift + F for auto format
  • Ctrl + K for previously used matching word
  • Ctrl + arrowkeys for scroll without caret position change
  • Ctrl + P for function parameters tooltip. Applicable inside a function call's paranthesis
  • Ctrl + Shift + Right/Left Arrow to select words based on camel casing
  • Ctrl + Shift + (UP/DOWN ) duplicate line up/down
  • Ctrl + E deletes the current line (very useful)
  • Ctrl + F9 Evaluate expression (Very useful while debugging - apart from the value of variables displayed on hover)
  • Alt + Shift + O Goto file
  • Ctrl + Space (after a class name) for auto-suggested variable names
  • Ctrl + F4 Close Editor Window
  • Alt + F7 Find Usages
  • Ctrl + / Toggle Comment
  • Shift + Ctrl + I Fix all Imports (Very convenient)
  • Ctrl + Del and Ctrl + BackSpace Delete next/previous word
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Look in your netbeans directory Mine is in C:\Program\NetBeans 6.8\nb6.8 There you find a document called shortcuts.pdf This has a lot of the most common shortcuts and is included (and updated i assume) in every release of netbeans. The one feature i use the most is CTRL + Click to navigate to method declaration etc. Shift + Esc : Maximize the editor window, very handy Alt + Enter : Activate quick fix and allow to deal with it without having to move your hands from keyboard to mouse again and again Ctrl + ";" : Inserts a semicolon at the end of the current line Ctrl + Shift + ";" : Inserts a semicolon at the end of the current line and insert a new one "View menu : Synchronize with view" to synchronize the editor and the project explorer panel Ctrl+Shift+1 - will show you the current file in projects window. handy shortcut: Ctrl+E deletes current line. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Keyboard Shortcuts not specified in shortcuts.pdf (ALT+hALT+k) as of NetBeans v7.0.1:

Diff view: next diff: CTRL + . previous diff: CTRL + , apply diff left to right: wish I knew, seems not to exist apply diff right to left: ditto Create shortcut for custom ant target: Go to Files tab: CTRL + 2 Navigate to ant file: Arrow keys Go to Navigator window: CTRL + 7 Navigate to ant target: Arrow keys Open context MENU Create Shortcut... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Each window has its own shortcut:

Ctrl+0 Switches to the Editor Ctrl+1 Focuses on the Projects Window Ctrl+2 Focuses on the Files Window Ctrl+3 Focuses on the Favorites Window Ctrl+7 Focuses on the Navigator Window Alt+Shift+O Opens the Open Type window where you just have to type the first characters of the class you are looking for Ctrl+Shift+Down Duplicates the current line Ctrl+R Renames the current variable/class/method

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