Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hidden Eclipse Search Feature

Eclipse has some really handy search options when you right click on member variables, but for some reason they are disabled by default.

You can enable the extra options by unchecking the checkbox for:

Preferences -> Java -> Use Reduced Search Options

Here's the before (with appropriate part of right click menu cropped in each version):

And here is after:

It's incredibly useful to be able to do easy searches for read and write access on your variables, so hopefully someone out there sees this for the first time. Hats off to my boss for sharing this knowledge with the rest of us today - he has used it for a long time.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, this is a nice feature I'm surprised is not enabled by default.