How do I change F3 to mean "Search Again"?

Posted on 2007-08-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I would like to change the F3 button to have the behavior of Find-Next (which is Ctrl-K in eclipse).
For some reason, changing the assignment of a button isn't that intuitive for me and I've become frustrated enough to actually having to ask for human intervention.
Question by:psenn
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    Eclipse does have a bit of an awkward way of dealing with the key bindings. I figured it out by using it's built-in help.

    Go to the drop down for the window and choose preferences: Window->Preferences
    In the dialog that pops up, expand "General" option, and select Keys.

    The rest is somewhat self-explanatory. Lookup the command "Find Next", press F3 in the name box, then click "add", then "apply". That should work.

    Author Comment

    OK, thanks.
    I'm using Europa so I think it was a bit different.
    I highlighted the text that was in the Binding input textbox and pressed F3.
    In addition, I saw that F3 was already being used for "Open Declaration", so I had to "Remove Binding" for it just to be safe.

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