Thursday, September 24, 2009

Content Assist (Ctrl+Space) stopped working in eclipse 3.5

The Content Assist (Ctrl+Space) has been life saver during all of my experience in using eclipse. So a sudden lose of the capability the other day caused a big havoc. I scrambled all over the places to find the cause and a resolution. Here is what I have found.

The cause: there is a OS level setting to use "Ctrl+Space" as toggle key for the MS IME for Chinese Simplified.

The resolution: remapped the key within eclipse to use "Ctrl+Alt+Space" for the "Content Assist" as seen on the left.