Starting a Quick Text Search

Quick Text Search is a convenient alternative to Search Dialong and Search View. It provides a popup dialog that is especially well-suited to jump around the workspace quickly using textual matches.

A Quick Text Search can usually be started by pressing its keyboard shortut CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-L ( or CMD-ALT-SHIFT-L on Mac). This will popup the following dialog:

Quick Text Search dialog

To run a workspace-wide Quick Text Search, simply type text in the main search field and you'll see the list of possible matches updated live as you type. You can also select some text in a Eclipse view or editor prior to opening the dialog. The selected text will be entered automatically into the search box.

The dialog has these features: