Flip through changed files…

Here’s a neat and (I believe) completely unintentional feature of Eclipse…

If you’ve added your projects to SCM through Eclipse, it will mark changed files (and directories containing changed files) with an arrow (a “greater-than” sign) in the Navigator and Package Explorer. If you want to quickly flip through the changed folders and files, put focus into the view and hit the “greater-than” sign.

Of course, there is a downside as discussed in bug# 116901.

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2 Responses to Flip through changed files…

  1. Gunnar says:

    I don’t know if the “>” char is important for you. I usually tend to disable it and rely on the icons only because for me it clutters the UI. It’s usually the first action I do after creating a new workspace.

  2. Wayne says:

    Actually, I never really gave it a thought until I stumbled upon this little gem.I change environments so often that I don’t generally bother to customize too much. I’m very lazy…

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