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Bug 142322 - [65cat] New shortcut for 'Go To Symbol'
Summary: [65cat] New shortcut for 'Go To Symbol'
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Navigation (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Zezula
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-07-30 21:50 UTC by Michel Graciano
Modified: 2011-08-31 14:08 UTC (History)
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Description Michel Graciano 2008-07-30 21:50:40 UTC
[ BUILD # : 200807291401 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.6.0_07 ]

The 'Go To Symbol' should have a simpler shortcut. I suggest Ctrl +
Alt + O instead Ctrl + Alt + Shift + O. Some users already asked
about it too.
Comment 1 dmurch 2008-08-15 10:38:54 UTC
Both the current and proposed shortcuts conflict with the keystroke for the letter 'O' with an acute accent (Ó).

Using Netbeans 6.5 Beta on Windows XP with a locale of English (United Kingom) the current shortcut produces both the 
"go to symbol" dialog and the Ó character in either the editor or the dialog search field
Comment 2 Jan Becicka 2008-08-15 12:46:45 UTC
Ondro, do we have some free shortcut? i know .. stupid question
Comment 3 Ondrej Langr 2008-08-15 16:48:45 UTC
Not a stupid question at all, just difficult to answer ;).

Confirming that the suggested Ctrl + Alt + O is invalid. What is news for me is that Ctrl + Alt + Shift + O has the same
problem, yet 4 keys shortcut generally are discouraged and should not be used anyway. 

We certainly do not have a shortcut with O .. there are still some free shorcuts (Ctrl + Shift + R, Alt + Shift + Y are
some of them). 

However, when talking about go to symbol, I can't help myself and have to mention that this dialog should not IMO exist
as a standalone dialog at all and should be integrated with Go To Type so that there would only be one place for
locating things in code. ( a little OT, i know ;) ).