AdT (and other editors) – more general keyboard navigation
When I wrote about [AdT keyboard shortcuts](https://blogs.sap.com/2019/10/16/how-to-use-adt-solely-with-a-keyboard-navigation-in-eclipse/), some parts didn’t make it to the blog.
I didn’t want to include them to no lose focus to much. But I didn’t want to throw them away completely.
So I use those side-notes here.
Common Editor patterns that are helpful to me
Some of those are (probably) not special to eclipse, many editors or word processor should work like that.
Still very useful/good to know!
I use them regularly, without even noticing
pos1 = start of line
end = end of line
ctrl+pos1 = start of file
ctrl+end = end of file
arrow keys = move cursor
strg + left/right = move word-wise
shift in combination with the above = select/highlight text
ctrl+a = select all.
ctrl+c = copy
(ctrl+x = cut)
ctrl+v = paste
alt+up/down = move line(s) up/down
context-menu-key (not sure if that’s the name – right next to the right ctrl-key) = open context menu similar to mouse right-click.
Meta / dogfooding
I wrote this text as a plain .txt-file (with some markdown syntax) in standard windows notepad.exe. (Sometimes I also use notepad++.).
So now that it’s finished, I’ll ctrl+a, ctrl+c, alt+tab to the browser, ctrl+t for a new tab, community.sap.com, tab, tab, tab […] to “create blog post”, tab to the edit-area and ctrl+c there.
Nice and easy.
Well that was short but hopefully still useful to some.
Your feedback – be it on the content or on the form – is very welcome.