ADT short-key Ctrl+Space doesn’t work on Windows 7
In a customer workshop I came across an issue when trying to show the Content Assist (Ctrl+Space).
It did not work and I noticed that the language settings were Chinese.
My first thought was that this was just a wrong setting so we switched the language settings to German.
But as soon as I tried to show the Content Assist it turned out that the Content Assist still did not work and that the language settings were back to Chinese.
Searching for Ctrl+Space and Chinese delivered several results such as the following
that explained that Windows itself used the short-key Ctrl+Space to switch to Chinese language settings.
Since it wasn’t possible to change the language settings on all clients (it simply did not work on all) we changed the short-key for the Content Assist in Eclipse from Ctrl+Space to Shift+Ctrl+Space.
To do so, from the menu in ADT choose Window -> Preferences and then General -> Keys
Here you can change the binding from Ctrl+Space to another combination, for example Ctrl+Shift+Space
You can enter “Content Assist” as a search string. Click into the text box described with “Binding” and press the three keys Ctrl+Shift+Space. And then the button “Apply”: