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F3 and other shortcuts stopped working [message #688044] Thu, 23 June 2011 14:52 Go to next message
coffent is currently offline coffent
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The F3 key in Eclipse SDK 3.6.2 is supposed to "Open Declaration" when "In Windows" and it has done just that since I installed Eclipse long ago. Today, however, it stopped functioning. If I go to Preferences/General/Keys it shows that the shortcut is set to the default, F3. If I unbind it and then try to enter F3 as the shortcut once again by hitting the F3 key, it instead enters Ctrl+Y. I can restore F3 as the shortcut by clicking the Restore Command button, but it still doesn't function. I've temporarily set the shortcut to Ctrl+8, and this functions, but I'd like the normal F3 shortcut to work. I have similar problems with other Fx keys, specifically F5 and F6. Any ideas why this is happening?

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Re: F3 and other shortcuts stopped working [message #688192 is a reply to message #688044] Fri, 24 June 2011 02:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Satyam Kandula is currently offline Satyam Kandula
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Are the function keys working on other applications?
(no subject) [message #688195 is a reply to message #688044] Fri, 24 June 2011 02:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Satyam Kandula is currently offline Satyam Kandula
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Are the function keys working on other applications?
Re: (no subject) [message #688332 is a reply to message #688192] Fri, 24 June 2011 09:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
coffent is currently offline coffent
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Yes, they are. F3, for example, is normally used in Windows applications as a "Redo" key, and it functions correctly in that manner in other programs. Note when I try to enter F3 as Open Declaration shortcut in Eclipse/Preferences/General/Keys, it enters the Redo sequence "Ctrl+Y", rather than F3. However when I hit the F3 key during editing in Eclipse, it doesn't function either as a Redo key or as an Open Declaration shortcut.
Re: (no subject) [message #688467 is a reply to message #688332] Fri, 24 June 2011 14:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
coffent is currently offline coffent
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I tried upgrading to Eclipse 3.7.0 in the hope that might fix the problem - it didn't.
Re: (no subject) [message #688483 is a reply to message #688467] Fri, 24 June 2011 15:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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One time I had Ctrl-Space stop working and it turned out that something
else I installed (my new webcam's software) on my OS was very aggressive
about grabbing that key. I was sure it was an Eclipse problem, but it
wasn't. I forget how I tracked it down. :-(


forums-noreply@eclipse.org wrote:
> I tried upgrading to Eclipse 3.7.0 in the hope that might fix the
> problem - it didn't.
Re: (no subject) [message #688484 is a reply to message #688483] Fri, 24 June 2011 15:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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I wonder if this might be related: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513

Ed Merks wrote:
> One time I had Ctrl-Space stop working and it turned out that
> something else I installed (my new webcam's software) on my OS was
> very aggressive about grabbing that key. I was sure it was an Eclipse
> problem, but it wasn't. I forget how I tracked it down. :-(
>
>
> forums-noreply@eclipse.org wrote:
>> I tried upgrading to Eclipse 3.7.0 in the hope that might fix the
>> problem - it didn't.
Re: (no subject) [message #688715 is a reply to message #688484] Sat, 25 June 2011 09:25 Go to previous message
coffent is currently offline coffent
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I found the problem, and you were right - it had nothing to do with Eclipse. It was a faulty keyboard! Thanks for the help.
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