Eclipse – Faster text searches with quick search plugin

Yesterday, I came across a very good eclipse plugin for doing text searches in eclipse workspace. Some of you may be already aware of this, but for those who don’t know it yet, go ahead and install this plugin and put some more speed into your development skills.

The eclipse quick search plugin is part of Spring Tools Suite (STS). SO if you have STS installed in eclipse, then chances are you have it already.

Installing Eclipse Quick Search

  • To Install eclipse quick search, goto STS release for eclipse version you have. A quick google search can direct you there. e.g. I have installed eclipse Luna in my development machine, so I am using STS from this link.

    http://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/spring-tool-suite-sts-eclipse-luna-44

    eclipse-quick-search-1

  • Now drag the install button to your eclipse workspace and it will open a window to assist you in further installation. (In some versions, installation may begin in back-end).

    eclipse-quick-search-2

  • Now choose the quick search feature from the available features list and install it.

    eclipse-quick-search-3

  • You may require to restart the eclipse. Restart it. Now press the command CTRL + SHIFT + L to open the quick search editor.

    eclipse-quick-search-4

Happy Learning !!

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