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Vikas Goyal's picture

I have a java project that i'm currently working on. Plug in works great on java search, but doesn't seem to be working on javascript files. Any way i can add associations?

Martin Lippert's picture

The quick text search should look inside JavaScript files by default. You can EXCLUDE certain types of files and specific folder names (and you can configure that yourself in the preferences), but all the other files are searched by default. Maybe your JavaScript files are inside one of those folders that are not searched?

ilan keshet's picture

the bug mentioned the comment below does not reproduce.

working with:

  • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
  • Eclipse Quicksearch
Alex Mising name's picture

This is a very good plugin. I've got used to it, but in new version it has a very annoying bug: when I try to find something in project, the "Matching items" list shows the same text and path many times (instead of displaying appropriate text and path for every result).
for example
line | Text | Path
| test | file 1 - /path/to/file 1
| test | file 1 - /path/to/file 1
| test | file 1 - /path/to/file 1
| test | file 1 - /path/to/file 1
Instead of:
line | Text | Path
12 | test | file 1 - /path/to/file 1
23 | test 123 | file 2 - /path/to/file 2
34 | dddd test | file 3 - /path/to/file 3
14 | test3 | file 4 - /path/to/file 4

Please fix it.

Martin Lippert's picture

Looks like you filed this against the STS issuetracker as well, which is good. Here is the reference:

The problem looks like a duplicate of this one:

which is fixed for the upcoming 3.7.1 release. So stay tuned, should be out next week.

Jan Poganski's picture

Thanks for the great plug-in! I really like it and would like to add it to a customized Eclipse product. Can the key binding be redefined (not by the end user but e.g. in plugin_customization.ini)? The end user can redefine the key binding via the preference dialog in order to resolve the conflict with Key Assist. What I am looking for is a chance to set the default preference to key binding which is different from Ctrl + Shift + L.

Thomas Rädel's picture

An internal error occurred during: "QuickSearch".
Java heap space

I have 12 projects in my workspace, nothing unusual. Everything else I work on runs without causing any problems.
It doesnt matter what text I´m searching, I get that error in any case.

There is also no difference between Luna M7 and Kepler.

Thomas Rädel's picture

update: setting -Xmx1024m in eclipse.ini file helped. Now it works fine and I love it :)

Martin Lippert's picture

great to hear that and glad you like it !!!

Harold Barber's picture

I think having search in a pop-up dialog box is a really bad idea and reminds me of search in old versions of Microsoft Word. Having search inline as a tab allows for an easy workflow as you aren't blocking anything and constantly moving around a dialog box. Instasearch is inline, and would be a really good search extension if it allowed for exact matches and case sensitive searches. I'm still looking for the holy grail of search in eclipse but unfortunately I don't think it exists yet.

Paul Verest's picture

Martin Pernollet's picture

Really helps to find text in a software. Easier and faster than existing text search (results appear in real time)
Highly recommended.
Should be part of standard distribution.

Paul Verest's picture

Works great! However it is the same binding Ctrl+Shif+L as standard "View all keyboard shortcuts", that I find useful.

Paul Verest's picture

Ctrl+Shift+L shows Quick Search
Ctrl+Shift+L twice shows list of shortcut
Ctrl+Shift+L 3 times shows Preferences > General > Keys

Rafael Chaves's picture

This should be part of the Eclipse platform, it blows the regular text search feature out of the water. Installed it both on STS and vanilla Eclipse.