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Eclipse Quick Search is a fast and easy to use "search as you type" text search tool. Open with Cmd-Shift-L, type your search and see results immediately.
Please note: As of Eclipse 2019-09, the Quick Text Search got contributed to the Eclipse platform project, so no need to install it as a separate feature anymore. Every single Eclipse user on the planet can enjoy this feature now out-of-the-box.
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Submitted by Nitish Gondkar on Mon, 2020-02-03 03:16
Currently, it supports only till Eclipse Photon. Please add support for new Eclipse
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Mon, 2020-02-03 09:14
This marketplace entry supports Eclipse up to version 2019-06. As noted in the descripted, this feature is part of the Eclipse platform itself from Eclipse 2019-09 and beyond and therefore is automatically included in every Eclipse install. But the keyboard shortcut has changed slightly, so make sure you keep Alt pressed in addition to the old shortcut when executing.
Submitted by Constantin Rascanu on Tue, 2020-01-21 03:54
will there be added an option to include "derived resources"?
is there a way to compile quick search plugin?
thank you. great plugin.
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Thu, 2020-01-23 05:30
As far as I can see, you (or someone else) already filed a bug item to implement support for derived resources. So follow-up questions reagrding that bug should happen as part of that bug item as comments in bugzilla.
With regards to your question about "compiling" the plugin, you can check out the source code of the Eclipse platform project and compile the projects in your workspace for sure, but I am not sure what you are trying to achieve. You should ask that question with more details what you would like to do in the bugzilla entry, too.
Submitted by Mr Cricket on Thu, 2019-12-05 08:59
Thanks for the plugin!
Do you plan to support RegEx search?
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Thu, 2020-01-23 05:27
This festure is now part of the Eclipse platform project, so questions and feature requests should be filed against that project. Thanks!!!
Submitted by Satheesh Balu on Fri, 2019-11-01 05:56
Am a fan of Quick search plugin and without that am losing my features.
I installed newer version of eclipse (Build id: 20190917-1200) with version Version: 2019-09 R (4.13.0).
When I tried to install a quick search plugin. It says, incompatible with your eclipse version.
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Mon, 2019-11-04 08:12
Great to hear that you love this feature. As noted in the New and Noteworthy of Eclipse 2019-09, the Quick Text Search got contributed to the Eclipse platform, so there is no need anymore to install it separately (and that is also the reason why the marketplace entry is not available anymore for the 2019-09 version of Eclipse): https://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/news/4.13/platform.php#quick-text-search
Please note that the keyboard shortcut has changed, so you might need to re-train your muscle memory a bit to get adjusted to this contributed version of the quick search.
Submitted by Nitish Gondkar on Mon, 2020-02-03 03:19
Thank you so much for providing this info and plugin... it's the most valuable feature in the eclipse
Submitted by Dale Sun on Mon, 2019-10-28 23:23
How long can we have this on 2019-9
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Tue, 2019-10-29 08:13
Not sure what you mean. This is part of the Eclipse platform now and therefore ships with every Eclipse distribution, including the 2019-09 release.
Submitted by Dale Sun on Sun, 2019-11-03 21:39
sorry, my bad, I mean I can't install this plugin on 2019-9.
so I wanna know how soon?
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Mon, 2019-11-04 08:16
As said, the feature is now part of the Eclipse platform itself, so it is part of every single Eclipse package automatically: https://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/news/4.13/platform.php#quick-text-search - please note that the keyboard shortcut has slightly changed though.
Submitted by Adam D on Fri, 2019-09-20 09:24
Default shortcut key is now Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L (note the extra Alt key now )
If having trouble undating inplace remove Quick Search from Help->About->Installation Details->Installed Software| [find it] -> Uninstall. restart. Then upgrades should work.
Submitted by Stefan Schlosser on Thu, 2019-07-25 04:05
Thank you for this great tool. Unfortuently it seems to be broken in Eclipse Version: 2019-06 (4.12.0).
It now looks like:
all files with the searched keyword
line with the searched keyword of the marked file above.
I already tried reinstall quick search without luck. Can you please fix this?
Thanks in advance.
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Tue, 2019-07-30 03:48
Can you be more specific about what exactly is broken? (maybe a screenshot, if this is layout-related)
Submitted by Stefan Pachner on Fri, 2018-11-23 03:41
This plugin is really a big help. I use them many times a day. I only miss sometimes a search option for whole words. I would highly appreciate when somebody would add this feature.
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Wed, 2019-01-23 06:51
Sorry for the late reply, sounds indeed like a quite useful feature for the quick search. I added this as a comment to this enhancement request: https://github.com/spring-projects/sts4/issues/185
Submitted by Uditha Perera on Tue, 2018-09-25 02:37
Great Tool. Thanks a Lot!
This helps to keep the love with Eclipse IDE.
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Wed, 2018-09-26 08:33
Thanks for the nice feedback, great to hear that you like it !!!
Submitted by Jackie Li on Fri, 2017-07-14 06:40
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!
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Wed, 2017-07-19 04:23
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.
Submitted by Zhassulan Tokbayev on Wed, 2017-02-22 22:33
Thank you very much Martin!
Submitted by GANESH RAJULADEVI on Wed, 2016-08-31 17:59
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?
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Thu, 2016-09-08 05:53
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 https://github.com/spring-projects/eclipse-integration-commons/issues or https://issuetracker.springsource.com/browse/STS (whatever you prefer), so that we can continue the discussion over there and ask for more details. Thanks!!!
Submitted by Mayur Malpani on Mon, 2016-08-29 11:39
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 :-(
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Tue, 2016-08-30 10:17
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)?
Submitted by Mayur Malpani on Wed, 2016-08-31 11:03
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.
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Thu, 2016-09-08 05:54
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 https://github.com/spring-projects/eclipse-integration-commons/issues or https://issuetracker.springsource.com/browse/STS (whatever you prefer), so that we can continue the discussion over there and ask for more details. Thanks!!!
Submitted by Vikas Goyal on Tue, 2016-05-17 02:23
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Sat, 2016-05-21 08:33
Submitted by Ilan Keshet on Fri, 2016-02-05 07:05
the bug mentioned the comment below does not reproduce.
Submitted by Alex Mising name on Mon, 2015-09-28 17:35
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).
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
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.
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Fri, 2015-10-02 04:20
Looks like you filed this against the STS issuetracker as well, which is good. Here is the reference:https://issuetracker.springsource.com/browse/STS-4221
The problem looks like a duplicate of this one:https://issuetracker.springsource.com/browse/STS-4159
which is fixed for the upcoming 3.7.1 release. So stay tuned, should be out next week.
Submitted by Jan Poganski on Sat, 2014-11-29 05:53
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.
Submitted by Thomas Rädel on Fri, 2014-05-16 08:45
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.
Submitted by Thomas Rädel on Tue, 2014-05-20 03:57
update: setting -Xmx1024m in eclipse.ini file helped. Now it works fine and I love it :)
Submitted by Martin Lippert on Fri, 2015-10-02 04:21
great to hear that and glad you like it !!!
Submitted by Harold Barber on Tue, 2013-12-17 14:46
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.
Submitted by Paul Verest on Tue, 2013-12-31 02:05
The dialog should not be modal https://github.com/spring-projects/eclipse-integration-commons/issues/6
Submitted by Martin Pernollet on Wed, 2013-12-11 11:14
Really helps to find text in a software. Easier and faster than existing text search (results appear in real time)
Should be part of standard distribution.
Submitted by Paul Verest on Wed, 2013-08-07 02:09
Works great! However it is the same binding Ctrl+Shif+L as standard "View all keyboard shortcuts", that I find useful.
Submitted by Paul Verest on Mon, 2014-01-06 20:44
Ctrl+Shift+L shows Quick Search
Ctrl+Shift+L twice shows list of shortcut
Ctrl+Shift+L 3 times shows Preferences > General > Keys
Submitted by Rafael Chaves on Thu, 2013-07-11 14:49
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.