Add this URL to your Eclipse Installation to reach this solution's update site.

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2018-09 (4.9)

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Glance is about incremental text search with highlighting. That's what you can use in every modern browser and so miss in Eclipse. Glance is simple and powerful. And it works almost with any rich component which you can see inside your Eclipse.

And even more:

* it's fast and never blocks your text box
* it works in editors, views and dialogs; rich texts, tables and trees
* automatically update matches if content will be changed
* customizable search (from case sensitivity to regular expressions)
* can index trees to find hidden matches
* supports GEF/GMF!

Just few shortcuts you need to remember:
* open: CTRL+CMD+F on Mac and CTRL+ALT+F on other platforms
* next match: ENTER; previous match: SHIFT+ENTER
* close: ESC

Additional Details
Eclipse Versions: 
Oxygen (4.7), Neon (4.6), Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1), Photon (4.8), 2018-09 (4.9)
Platform Support: 
Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK
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Date Created: 
Mon, 2009-09-21 14:11
Development Status: 
Date Updated: 
Thu, 2018-08-23 15:09
December 2018268/88467 (0.03%)3
November 2018252/939225 (0.04%)20
October 2018280/943174 (0.03%)12
September 2018276/941168 (0.03%)8
August 2018266/939192 (0.04%)15
July 2018252/940222 (0.04%)15
June 2018270/947191 (0.04%)8
May 2018272/954199 (0.04%)16
April 2018270/946205 (0.04%)25
March 2018267/961214 (0.04%)29
February 2018267/940178 (0.04%)11
January 2018255/945210 (0.04%)18
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Marketplace Drag to Install button

By adding the following code below to your website you will be able to add an install button for Glance.

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Output: Drag to your running Eclipse* workspace. *Requires Eclipse Marketplace Client
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 01:17
jmiserez6jq's picture

The project has moved and is now being developed within the Eclipse E4 incubator, use the Eclipse update site Even though the version number is lower the code is newer. See also Github issue #44 on ystrot/glance for the author's comment on this.

aacharyasux's picture

The update site is not working. Is there anlternate one available?

aacharyasux's picture

I am trying to download the plugin from market place with the eclipse market place in STS. But the operation fails with the error "Unable to connect to". Please help me. I really love this plugin and want to install it.

vdasilvaveloso's picture

Apparently this is the new

"Sweet Eclipse"

And how to update, search for "Sweet Eclipse update" to find a link of GitHub

skashihara's picture

- Fixed unable to read update site
- Fixed not working on Neon

yfujimoto's picture

Thank you! This is a great job!

hlonar's picture

No repository found at http://

No repository found at http://

Unable to read repository at http://
http:// is not a valid repository location

mreeder's picture

I see very strange behavior in the project explorer window when installed on a 64 bit version of eclipse. I'm currently running the version below but have seen this on previous Mars and Neon releases. It would be great to get his fixed as It's one of my favorite additions to eclipse.

Eclipse for Parallel Application Developers
Version: Neon Milestone 7 (4.6.0M7)
Build id: 20160505-1310

skashihara's picture

I forked for Neon 4.6 or grater.

kchenguyi's picture

No repository found at http://
is it moved or something?

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psinghal62w's picture

Very very useful ... just had to figure out an available keyboard shortcut combination on mac that didn't conflict with existing mapping ... I went with ctrl+command+z

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astoychev's picture

Amazingly useful. I've never thought such contextual search can be done.

I think this will be useful to have as link:

The update URL is at the google code home page.

mmisingnamejy7's picture

Very cool, very convenient. Thanks for sharing !

dschaarschmidt's picture

This plugin let's you search almost every place in Eclipse you can imagine.

Want so look for a certain word in 50 pages of output in the Console View? Looking for a certain test in the Junit-View? Even in dialogs like Project Properties - Build Path the search works perfect.

It's one of those neat little tools that you simply use without thinking about it, but certainly miss if it isn't there.