I just installed Eclipse Kepler, PDT, and Aptana and went to start working and I noticed that the editor refuses to let me type an asterisk. I can type "8" but no matter what I do when I press shift+8, nothing happens. I thought maybe somehow a shortcut/keybinding got set for shift+8 but I don't see one in the preferences.
This obviously makes adding comments particularly annoying. What's going on? Any ideas? Thank you so much for your help!
One additional piece of information: When I go into Preferences/editor tests, it does allow an asterisk in the String Editor text box. It appears to be something specific to the code (and Html) editor that prevents the typing of an asterisk.
I just found out what you need to do. You need to completely remove eclipse as in both program files and user directory. The only directory you should probably keep if the workspace. everything else needs to be removed. I also removed the metadata folder in workspace(removes plugins).
Then get eclipse again and put it in the directory you want. Add the exe to the start menu if you want and start it. The asterisk should work now.
I had a similar issue with Kepler. I think it has to do with the shortcut key bindings. In the lower right when I would try to type in an asterisk, I would see the shortcuts for two different completions pop up.
I went into Window>Preferences>General>Keys and disabled the two bindings that started with shift+8 ( one of them was import...forget what the other was ).