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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 00:07
upereras00's picture

Great Tool. Thanks a Lot!
This helps to keep the love with Eclipse IDE.

mlippert's picture

Thanks for the nice feedback, great to hear that you like it !!!

565942398's picture

eclipse version: MARS 4.5.0    quick search version:3.8.4

Installed successful from Marketplace, but ‘ctrl + shift + L ’ doesn't work, and can't find quick search under preferences.

Please take a look, thanks!



mlippert's picture

I tried to install Quick Text Search into a fresh Mars.2 JEE package of Eclipse and it seems to work fine. The shortcut is "Cmd-Shift-L", btw, not "Ctrl-Shift-L" (but that also might depend on the platform). If it still doesn't work, we need to take a deeper look at why this doesn't work on your end. The best first step would be to open the Preferences -> General -> Keys" and search for the "Quick Search Command". It that appears in the list, the install seemed to work just fine (and it shows your platform-specific shortcut). In that case maybe there is a conflicting keyboard shortcut defined, so that something else gets executed when you press that shortcut. In that case you can look for another command in that list with the same shortcut and re-define the shortcut for the Quick Text Search to something else, for example.

ztokbayev's picture

Thank you very much Martin!

grajuladevi's picture

I have installed Quick Search for Eclipse 3.8.1.RELEASE on Eclipse 4.5. However after installation, Cmd+Shift+L doesn't get the Quick Search option for searching in the files. Is there a new version of Quick Search which is compatible with Eclipse 4.5?

mlippert's picture

The latest version of the quick search plugin is compatible with Eclipse Mars, so something seems to go wrong with or after the installation. Someone else reported a similar problem, so I think we need to investigate this a bit deeper. Please open a bug report at or (whatever you prefer), so that we can continue the discussion over there and ask for more details. Thanks!!!

mmalpani's picture

i installed spring quicksearch on eclipse mars , but i do not get any option in eclipse >> preferences for the plugin.however it shows plugin as installed in eclipse marketplace. could you please help :-(

mlippert's picture

I tried this myself quickly, used a vanilla Eclipse Mars.2 JEE package and installed the quick search plugin via the marketplace without any issues. The preference page "Quick Search" is showing up as well as the quick search dialog itself (after hitting the keystroke). Version 3.8.1 was showing up while installing the plugin. Did you install that version? And what happens if you try again with a fresh Eclipse install (trying to isolate the problem here)?

mmalpani's picture

following are the versions
Eclipse Java EE IDE for Web Developers.
Version: Mars Release (4.5.0)
Build id: 20150621-1200

Quick Search Tool
Quick Search for Eclipse 3.8.1

When I install this i do not get any options about quick search in preferences , is there any prerequiste of STS tool for this to work.

mlippert's picture

So something seems to go wrong with or after the installation. Someone else reported a similar problem (see above), so I think we need to investigate this a bit deeper. Please open a bug report at or (whatever you prefer), so that we can continue the discussion over there and ask for more details. Thanks!!!

vgoyall8n'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?

mlippert'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?

ikeshet's picture

the bug mentioned the comment below does not reproduce.

working with:

  • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
  • Eclipse Quicksearch
amisingname3iw'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.

mlippert'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.

jmisingname8y5'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.

trdel'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.

trdel's picture

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

mlippert's picture

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

hbarber'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.

pverest's picture

mpernollet'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.

pverest's picture

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

pverest'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

rchaveskml'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.