Stop browsing through your workspace – Find and open files quickly in Flex Builder/Eclipse

EDIT: Turns out that I could just hit CTRL-SHIFT-R this whole time, so feel free to ignore the rest of this post. Thanks to Harald, Dusty, and Ryan for pointing that out. ;)

If you use Flex Builder or Eclipse on a regular basis, and you want to be faster at development, I can’t recommend the “GotoFile Eclipse Plugin” enough!
If you know the same of a file you want to open, or even just substring of the file name, this plugin lets you quickly find it without browsing through your Workspace. Just type a few characters, hit return, and you’re off! Our YNAB 3 workspace has hundreds of files, so this is a real time saver.

In my previous life as a .NET developer, I used Whole Tomato’s Visual Studio plugin to give me a similar feature and was excited to find this one! Thanks Muermann!

4 Responses to “Stop browsing through your workspace – Find and open files quickly in Flex Builder/Eclipse”

  1. Harald October 18, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    Don’t need an extra plugin. Just press CTRL-Shift-R

  2. Dusty October 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm #

    Or you can just hit Ctrl+Shift+R to open any file, and Ctrl+Shift+T for classes. It’s an eclipse feature, no plugin needed

  3. Ryan October 19, 2009 at 6:11 am #

    What’s wrong with CTRL-SHIFT-R?

    • admin October 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm #

      Wow! That works even better. I must not have hit upon the “magic string” when I was googling for this, as I could NOT find a reference to this sortcut. I didn’t know what it was called. I think I learn more of what I don’t know with each post I make here!

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