This note relates to Eclipse SDK 3.6.0
Many development platforms and editors use the key combination CTL+Tab to switch between edited windows. In Eclipse, the default key combination is CTL+F6. However, the Eclipse platform is customisable and the key combination can easily be changed.
In using the Eclipse menu:
- Window > Preferences > General > Keys
- Select the command titled “Next Editor”
- Click mouse in text box titled “Binding” and select all text
- Press the key combination CTL+Tab. The text in the box should reflect the action
- Press the button “Apply”
While you are at it, you should assign the binding “Shift+CTL+Tab” to the command titled “Previous Editor”
To back up your key bindings or port them into a different workspace, use the note in exporting and importing key bindings.