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Custom KeyBinding sequence example : CTRL + TAB to switch between visilble Modules or Editors Forward direction using Eclipse RCP.

you press CTRL + TAB second time to open another editor and close previous editor using RCP Eclipse.

package rcp_demo.Toolbar;

import org.eclipse.core.commands.AbstractHandler;
import org.eclipse.core.commands.ExecutionEvent;
import org.eclipse.core.commands.ExecutionException;
import org.eclipse.ui.IEditorReference;
import org.eclipse.ui.IWorkbenchPage;
import org.eclipse.ui.IWorkbenchWindow;
import org.eclipse.ui.PartInitException;
import org.eclipse.ui.handlers.HandlerUtil;
import rcp_demo.Editor.EmployeeEditor;
import rcp_demo.Editor.EmployeeEditorInput;
import rcp_demo.Editor.ProductEditor;
import rcp_demo.Editor.ProductEditorInput;
import rcp_demo.Editor.UserEditor;
import rcp_demo.Editor.UserEditorInput;

public class Forward_Editor extends AbstractHandler{

    static String Editor_name;  //  Active Editor name store in Temporary 
    static int cnt;             //  close editor count this variable
    @Override
    public Object execute(ExecutionEvent event) throws ExecutionException {

        IWorkbenchWindow window = HandlerUtil.getActiveWorkbenchWindow(event);
        IWorkbenchPage page = window.getActivePage();

        UserEditorInput std_input = new UserEditorInput();
        EmployeeEditorInput emp_input=new EmployeeEditorInput();
        ProductEditorInput product_input=new ProductEditorInput();

        IEditorReference[] editors = page.getEditorReferences();

        //Blank Editor Window to execute..
        if(editors.length==0)
        {
            //First time close editor can open Student_Editor
            if(cnt==1 && Editor_name.equals("Student_Editor"))
            {
                try {
                    page.openEditor(emp_input, EmployeeEditor.Id);
                    cnt=1;
                    Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                    System.out.println("EMP>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..EDi::"+Editor_name);
                } catch (PartInitException e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }       
            }
            //First time close editor can open Employee_Editor
            else if(cnt==1 && Editor_name.equals("Employee_Editor"))
            {
                try {
                    page.openEditor(product_input,ProductEditor.ID);
                    cnt=1;
                    Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                    System.out.println("PRO>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..EDi::"+Editor_name); 
                } catch (PartInitException e) {e.printStackTrace();
                }
            }
            //First time close editor can open Product_Editor
            else if(cnt==1 && Editor_name.equals("Product_Editor"))
            {
                try {
                    page.openEditor(std_input, UserEditor.ID);
                    System.out.println("student Editor open");
                    cnt=1;
                    Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                    System.out.println("Close::"+Editor_name);
                } catch (PartInitException e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }
            }
            //First Time call // empty editors 
            else{
                try {
                    page.openEditor(std_input, UserEditor.ID);
                    System.out.println("student Editor open");
                    Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                } catch (PartInitException e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }
            }
        }//End if condition

        //AvtiveEditor(Student_Editor) close to open Employee Editor
        else if(page.getActiveEditor().getTitle().equals("Student_Editor"))
        {
            try {
                //page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.closeEditor(page.getActiveEditor(), true);
                page.openEditor(emp_input, EmployeeEditor.Id);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("EMP>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..EDi::"+Editor_name);
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        //AvtiveEditor(Employee_Editor) close to open Product Editor
        else if(page.getActiveEditor().getTitle().equals("Employee_Editor"))
        {
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(product_input,ProductEditor.ID);

                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("PRO>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..EDi::"+Editor_name);

            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        //AvtiveEditor(Product_Editor) close to open Student Editor
        else if(page.getActiveEditor().getTitle().equals("Product_Editor"))
        {
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(std_input, UserEditor.ID);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("stud>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..EDi::"+Editor_name);
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        //by default open Student Editor
        else 
        {
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(std_input, UserEditor.ID);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("stud_else>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..EDi::"+Editor_name);
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        return null;
    }
}

>Custom KeyBinding sequence example : <kbd> SHIFT + TAB </kbd> to switch between visilble Modules or Editors **Backword** direction using Eclipse RCP.


package rcp_demo.Toolbar;

import org.eclipse.core.commands.AbstractHandler;
import org.eclipse.core.commands.ExecutionEvent;
import org.eclipse.core.commands.ExecutionException;
import org.eclipse.ui.IEditorReference;
import org.eclipse.ui.IWorkbenchPage;
import org.eclipse.ui.IWorkbenchWindow;
import org.eclipse.ui.PartInitException;
import org.eclipse.ui.handlers.HandlerUtil;
import rcp_demo.Editor.EmployeeEditor;
import rcp_demo.Editor.EmployeeEditorInput;
import rcp_demo.Editor.ProductEditor;
import rcp_demo.Editor.ProductEditorInput;
import rcp_demo.Editor.UserEditor;
import rcp_demo.Editor.UserEditorInput;

public class Backword_Editor extends AbstractHandler{

    static String Editor_name;   // Active Editor name store in Temporary 
    static int cnt;

    @Override
    public Object execute(ExecutionEvent event) throws ExecutionException {

        IWorkbenchWindow window = HandlerUtil.getActiveWorkbenchWindow(event);
        IWorkbenchPage page = window.getActivePage();
        //Three object create in EditorInput 
        UserEditorInput std_input = new UserEditorInput();
        EmployeeEditorInput emp_input=new EmployeeEditorInput();
        ProductEditorInput product_input=new ProductEditorInput();

        IEditorReference[] editors = page.getEditorReferences();
        System.out.println("Length : "+editors.length);

        if(editors.length==0)
        {
            //First time close editor can open Student_Editor
            if(cnt==1 && Editor_name.equals("Product_Editor"))
            {
                try {
                    page.openEditor(emp_input, EmployeeEditor.Id);
                    cnt=1;
                    Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                    System.out.println("EMP>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..EDi::"+Editor_name);
                } catch (PartInitException e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }               
            }
            //First time close editor can open Employee_Editor
            else if(cnt==1 && Editor_name.equals("Employee_Editor"))
            {
                try {
                    page.openEditor(std_input, UserEditor.ID);
                    cnt=1;
                    Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                    System.out.println("Student>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..student::"+Editor_name);

                } catch (PartInitException e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }
            }
            //First time close editor can open Product_Editor
            else if(cnt==1 && Editor_name.equals("Student_Editor"))
            {
                        try {
                            page.openEditor(product_input,ProductEditor.ID);
                            cnt=1;
                            Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                            System.out.println("PRO>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..EDi::"+Editor_name);

                        } catch (PartInitException e) {
                            e.printStackTrace();
                        }
            } 
            //First Time or empty editors to check this condition
            else{
                try {
                    page.openEditor(product_input,ProductEditor.ID);
                    System.out.println("product Editor open");
                } catch (PartInitException e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }
            }
        }
        //AvtiveEditor(Product_Editor) close to open Employee Editor
        else if(page.getActiveEditor().getTitle().equals("Product_Editor"))
        {
            System.out.println("Product:: "+page.getActiveEditor().getTitle());
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(emp_input, EmployeeEditor.Id);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("Employee Editor open");
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        //AvtiveEditor(Employee_Editor) close to open Student Editor
        else if(page.getActiveEditor().getTitle().equals("Employee_Editor"))
        {
            System.out.println("Emp:: "+page.getActiveEditor().getTitle());
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(std_input, UserEditor.ID);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("student Editor open");
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        //AvtiveEditor(Student_Editor) close to open Product Editor
        else if(page.getActiveEditor().getTitle().equals("Student_Editor"))
        {
            System.out.println("Product:: "+page.getActiveEditor().getTitle());
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(product_input,ProductEditor.ID);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("product Editor open");
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        //by default open Student Editor
        else 
        {
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(product_input,ProductEditor.ID);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("product Editor open");
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        return null;
    }
}

Custom KeyBinding sequence example : SHIFT + TAB to switch between visilble Modules or Editors Backword direction using Eclipse RCP.

package rcp_demo.Toolbar;

import org.eclipse.core.commands.AbstractHandler;
import org.eclipse.core.commands.ExecutionEvent;
import org.eclipse.core.commands.ExecutionException;
import org.eclipse.ui.IEditorReference;
import org.eclipse.ui.IWorkbenchPage;
import org.eclipse.ui.IWorkbenchWindow;
import org.eclipse.ui.PartInitException;
import org.eclipse.ui.handlers.HandlerUtil;
import rcp_demo.Editor.EmployeeEditor;
import rcp_demo.Editor.EmployeeEditorInput;
import rcp_demo.Editor.ProductEditor;
import rcp_demo.Editor.ProductEditorInput;
import rcp_demo.Editor.UserEditor;
import rcp_demo.Editor.UserEditorInput;

public class Backword_Editor extends AbstractHandler{

    static String Editor_name;   // Active Editor name store in Temporary 
    static int cnt;

    @Override
    public Object execute(ExecutionEvent event) throws ExecutionException {

        IWorkbenchWindow window = HandlerUtil.getActiveWorkbenchWindow(event);
        IWorkbenchPage page = window.getActivePage();
        //Three object create in EditorInput 
        UserEditorInput std_input = new UserEditorInput();
        EmployeeEditorInput emp_input=new EmployeeEditorInput();
        ProductEditorInput product_input=new ProductEditorInput();

        IEditorReference[] editors = page.getEditorReferences();
        System.out.println("Length : "+editors.length);

        if(editors.length==0)
        {
            //First time close editor can open Student_Editor
            if(cnt==1 && Editor_name.equals("Product_Editor"))
            {
                try {
                    page.openEditor(emp_input, EmployeeEditor.Id);
                    cnt=1;
                    Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                    System.out.println("EMP>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..EDi::"+Editor_name);
                } catch (PartInitException e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }               
            }
            //First time close editor can open Employee_Editor
            else if(cnt==1 && Editor_name.equals("Employee_Editor"))
            {
                try {
                    page.openEditor(std_input, UserEditor.ID);
                    cnt=1;
                    Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                    System.out.println("Student>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..student::"+Editor_name);

                } catch (PartInitException e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }
            }
            //First time close editor can open Product_Editor
            else if(cnt==1 && Editor_name.equals("Student_Editor"))
            {
                        try {
                            page.openEditor(product_input,ProductEditor.ID);
                            cnt=1;
                            Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                            System.out.println("PRO>>Len:: "+editors.length+"..EDi::"+Editor_name);

                        } catch (PartInitException e) {
                            e.printStackTrace();
                        }
            } 
            //First Time or empty editors to check this condition
            else{
                try {
                    page.openEditor(product_input,ProductEditor.ID);
                    System.out.println("product Editor open");
                } catch (PartInitException e) {
                    e.printStackTrace();
                }
            }
        }
        //AvtiveEditor(Product_Editor) close to open Employee Editor
        else if(page.getActiveEditor().getTitle().equals("Product_Editor"))
        {
            System.out.println("Product:: "+page.getActiveEditor().getTitle());
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(emp_input, EmployeeEditor.Id);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("Employee Editor open");
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        //AvtiveEditor(Employee_Editor) close to open Student Editor
        else if(page.getActiveEditor().getTitle().equals("Employee_Editor"))
        {
            System.out.println("Emp:: "+page.getActiveEditor().getTitle());
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(std_input, UserEditor.ID);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("student Editor open");
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        //AvtiveEditor(Student_Editor) close to open Product Editor
        else if(page.getActiveEditor().getTitle().equals("Student_Editor"))
        {
            System.out.println("Product:: "+page.getActiveEditor().getTitle());
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(product_input,ProductEditor.ID);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("product Editor open");
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        //by default open Student Editor
        else 
        {
            try {
                page.closeAllEditors(true);
                page.openEditor(product_input,ProductEditor.ID);
                cnt=1;
                Editor_name=page.getActiveEditor().getTitle();
                System.out.println("product Editor open");
            } catch (PartInitException e) {
                // TODO Auto-generated catch block
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        return null;
    }
}

Key Sequence

M1 means CTRL

M2 means SHIFT

plugin.xml


<extension point="org.eclipse.ui.commands">
        <command
                defaultHandler="rcp_demo.Toolbar.Forward_Editor"
                id="RCP_Demo.Toolbar.Forward_editor_open_cmd"
                name="Forward_Editor">
        </command>
        <command
                defaultHandler="rcp_demo.Toolbar.Backword_Editor"
                id="RCP_Demo.Toolbar.backwards_editor_open_cmd"
                name="Backword_Editor">
        </command>
    </extension>
<extension point="org.eclipse.ui.bindings">
        <key
                commandId="RCP_Demo.Toolbar.Forward_editor_open_cmd"
                schemeId="org.eclipse.ui.defaultAcceleratorConfiguration"
                sequence="M1+TAB">
        </key>  
        <key
                commandId="RCP_Demo.Toolbar.backwards_editor_open_cmd"
                schemeId="org.eclipse.ui.defaultAcceleratorConfiguration"
                sequence="M2+TAB">
        </key>              
</extension>

How can I switch between opened windows in Eclipse? There is Ctrl+F6, but it's asking me which one I want, but I want switch it like tabs in browser or window in operating system (Cmd/Win+Tab) without file-selection from the list. How to do this easy thing in Eclipse?

I've tried to assign hotkey for events:

  • forward
  • forward history
  • next page

but it doesn't work the way I want.


How can I switch between opened windows in Eclipse

CTRL+F7 works here - Eclipse Photon on Windows.


3 line AutoHotKey script (on Windows, anyway):

#IfWinActive ahk_class SWT_Window0
^+Tab::^PgUp
^Tab::^PgDn

Put this in your startup folder (save it as *.ahk, must have AutoHotKey installed) and Eclipse tabs will now work like Chrome or Firefox.


CTRL + F6 is good to use. If you want to switch to next/previous tab, you need to do CTRL+Page Down / CTRL+Page Up.


Hold CTRL and press F6 until you reached the editor you want, then release. The UI is not as pretty as the window selection, but the functionality is the same.


I quote VonC response, adding something.

  • Ctrl+PgUp(PgDn) to switch between tabs in the current stack (both editors and view)
  • Ctrl+E to switch between tabs in the current stack, using a filtered list
  • Ctrl+F6 to switch between editors, no matter which stack
  • Ctrl+F7 to switch between views, no matter which stack

Plus, there is Bug 206299 open to request using Ctrl+Tab for switching tabs instead of Ctrl+PgUp(PgDn).

  • As this would break accessibility, the user should set a preference for this. Perhaps there should be a question in the Welcome Questionnaire during to the Oomph installs.

If not satisfied, you can assign yourself the Key Binding, from Window > Preferences > General > Keys.


If you want to simply switch between your current and your previous tab selections, using CTRL + F6 will switch you back and forth. To navigate to a tab further back in your history, you need to use the UP / DOWN keys while the Editors window is open. This works with Helios (Eclipse 3.6); not sure if this is true for older versions of Eclipse.



On windows if you have a 5 button mouse, you can use forward and back in lieu of ALT+Left and ALT+Right.


One way to do it is to use the VI Plugin, and then you just do :n (and :N) to go between files.

That's what I do.


Shortcut key to back to the previous tab

Alt + LeftArrow to go back.


Solved!!

Change Scheme to Microsoft Visual Studio

Window>Preferences>General>Keys

Look for Schemes dropdown

My eclipse version:

Eclipse Java EE IDE for Web Developers.

Version: Juno Service Release 1 Build id: 20120920-0800


You can set the hotkeys in Preferences -> General -> Keys (or just type "keys" into the filter field at the top of the Preferences dialog.

Once the Keys section is selected, find Next Tab and Previous Tab and assign them your own hotkey by clicking in the "Binding" field and then typing your hotkeys.

Hit Apply or OK to finish the process.


You can use ALT+Left to go to your previous tab, or ALT+Right to go to forward. This method is using tab-switching like history, though, so it will go to the previous tab you had open, and forward if you've gone "back" once or more. A bit weird, I know, but it works. You can always "reset" the history by clicking through every tab once.


  • CTRL+E (for a list of editor)
  • CTRL+F6 (for switching to the next editor through a list)
    You can assign another shortcut to the 'Next Editor' key.

are the two official shortcuts, but they both involve a list being displayed.

CTRL+Page Up / CTRL+Page Down can cycle through editors without displaying a list.

What is interesting with that last set of shortcuts is:
they are not listed in the Eclipse Keys shortcuts to be defined.
They may be inherited from the multipage editor, making them an OS specific shortcut.


Regarding shortcuts on Mac OS (OSX), Matt Ball complained in Sept. 2011 to not being able to remap CTRL+Page Up/CTRL+Page Down:

It drives me nuts to not be able to flip through open tabs as I can in pretty much every other tabbed program in OS X (-Left and -Right).

Well, in March 2012, Arthur replied:

, I've just downloaded the latest version of Eclipse (3.7+). I've been able to bind "Previous/Next tab" to (-Left and -Right) when in Editor, which I'm pretty sure I couldn't do before.
So I guess they heard you.
It works just as you expect, tabs going from left to right and vice-versa, not on a history basis or some nonsense like that.

Matt Ball confirms:

oh wow, selecting "Editing Java Source" actually worked!
Now, unfortunately this means that I'm SOL if I nav into a non-Java file (JSP, XML, JS, etc.).
The fix for this is to "copy command" for this pair, and select all the "whens" that I want.
So far it's at least working beautifully for Java and JSP files.
This is a major PITA to set up, but it's just a one-time thing.

His exported preferences are available here for you to try.
Once imported, you should see, for all the relevant types of document:





hotkeys