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Organise Imports

  • Automatically organise imports: Ctrl+Shift+O
  • Static import: Ctrl+Shift+M

To exclude annoying packages or classes when doing automatic organisation of imports with Ctrl+Shift+O create a a “Type Filter” under Windows → Preferences → Java → Appearance → Type Filters.

Most annoying for me are JUnit 3, awt, Joda time:

java.awt.*
junit.*
org.joda.*

Source: http://blog.vogella.com/2009/04/01/eclipse-organize-imports-filter

SVN support

As of 2018 the subversive project seems to be dead, so we must use subclipse. Install it from the Eclipse Marketplace and then:

sudo apt install libsvnclientadapter-java

Specify the folder where libsvnjavahl-1.so is located as library path in eclipse.ini (the line must come directly after -vmargs)

-vmargs
-Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/jni

see also https://github.com/subclipse/subclipse/wiki/JavaHL-on-Linux

Troubleshooting

Scroll bars hide content

Start with:

GTK_OVERLAY_SCROLLING=0 

This will permanently reserve place for the scroll bars and no content will be hidden.

See https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=519728

Autocompletion not working properly

This happens sometimes when upgrading a workspace to a new version of Eclipse (most recently to me when upgrading vom 2018.09 to 2018.12).

Window→Preferences→Java→Editor→Content Assist→Advanced

Now make sure the following are all ticked in the top and bottom sections:

  • Java Non-Type Proposals
  • Java Proposals
  • Java Type Proposals

Apply the changes and then close and re-open your project and it will build the autocompletions which will then become available when you hit Ctrl-Space.

Source: https://www.chrisnewland.com/solved-eclipse-java-autocomplete-not-working-259

eclipse.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/27 14:32 by mstraub