jEdit keyboard shortcuts

jEdit
Ctrl + N

New file.

Ctrl + O

Open file.

Ctrl + W

Close buffer.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + W

Close all buffers.

Ctrl + S

Save buffer.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + S

Save all buffers.

Ctrl + P

Print buffer.

Ctrl + Page Up

Go to previous buffer.

Ctrl + Page Down

Go to next buffer.

Ctrl + `

Go to recent buffer.

Alt + `

Show buffer switcher.

Ctrl + Q

Exit jEdit.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + T

Turn gutter (line numbering) on and off.

Ctrl + 0

Remove split containing current text area only.

Ctrl + 1

Remove all splits.

Ctrl + 2

Split view horizontally.

Ctrl + 3

Split view vertically.

Alt + Page Up

Send keyboard focus to previous text area.

Alt + Page Down

Send keyboard focus to next text area.

Ctrl + E then ← ↑ → ↓

Send keyboard focus to top; bottom; left; right docking area.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + `

Close currently focused docking area.

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Display the action bar and give it keyboard focus.

Ctrl + Space

Repeat last editor action.

← ↑ → ↓

Move caret one character or line.

Ctrl + ← ↑ → ↓

Move caret one word or paragraph.

Page Up / Down

Move caret one screenful.

Home

First non-whitespace character of line, beginning of line, first visible line (repeated presses).

End

Last non-whitespace character of line, end of line, last visible line (repeated presses).

Ctrl + Home

Beginning of buffer.

Ctrl + End

End of buffer.

Ctrl + ]

Go to matching bracket.

Ctrl + E

Go to previous bracket.

Ctrl + ;

Go to next bracket.

Ctrl + L

Go to line.

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↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Extend selection by one character or line.

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Extend selection by one word or paragraph.

Shift + Page Up

Extend selection by one screenful.

or Shift + Page Down
↑   Shift + Home

Extend selection to first non-whitespace character of line, beginning of line, first visible line (repeated presses).

↑   Shift + End

Extend selection to last non-whitespace character of line, end of line, last visible line (repeated presses).

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Home

Extend selection to beginning of buffer.

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + End

Extend selection to end of buffer.

Ctrl + [

Select code block.

Ctrl + E then W

Select word; line; paragraph.

Ctrl + E then L

Select line

Ctrl + E then P

Select paragraph

Ctrl + E Ctrl + L

Select line range.

Ctrl + A

Select all.

Esc

Select none.

Alt + \

Switch between range and rectangular selection mode.

Ctrl + \

Switch between single and multiple selection mode.

Ctrl + E then I

Invert selection.

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Ctrl + E then Ctrl + J

Ensure current line is visible, and send focus to the text area.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + N

Center caret on screen.

Ctrl + '

Scroll up one line.

Ctrl + /

Scroll down one line.

Alt + '

Scroll up; down one page.

Alt + /

Scroll down one page.

Ctrl + Z

Undo.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + Z

Redo.

⬅ Backspace

Delete character before caret

Del

Delete character after caret

Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

Delete word before caret

Ctrl + Del

Delete word after caret

Ctrl + D

Delete line

Ctrl + E then D

Delete paragraph

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⬅ Backspace

Delete from caret to beginning; end of line.

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Del

Delete from caret to end of line.

Ctrl + E then R

Remove trailing whitespace from the current line (or all selected lines).

Ctrl + J

Join lines.

Ctrl + B

Complete word.

Ctrl + E then F

Format paragraph (or selection).

Ctrl + X

Cut selected text to clipboard.

or ↑   Shift + Del
Ctrl + C

Copy selected text to clipboard.

or Ctrl + Insert
Ctrl + E then Ctrl + U

Append selected text to clipboard, removing it from the buffer.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + A

Append selected text to clipboard, leaving it in the buffer.

Ctrl + V

Paste clipboard contents.

or ↑   Shift + Insert
Ctrl + E then Ctrl + P

Vertically paste clipboard contents.

Ctrl + R then Ctrl + X

(press key afterwards) Cut selected text to register key.

Ctrl + R then Ctrl + C

(press key afterwards) Copy selected text to register key.

Ctrl + R then Ctrl + U

(press key afterwards) Append selected text to register key, removing it from the buffer.

Ctrl + R then Ctrl + A

(press key afterwards) Append selected text to register key, leaving it in the buffer.

Ctrl + R then Ctrl + V

(press key afterwards) Paste contents of register key.

Ctrl + R then Ctrl + P

(press key afterwards) Vertically paste contents of register key.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + V

Paste previous.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + Y

Paste deleted.

Ctrl + E Ctrl + M

If current line doesn't contain a marker, one will be added. Otherwise, the existing marker will be removed. Use the Markers menu to return to markers added in this manner.

Ctrl + T

Add marker with shortcut key.

Ctrl + Y

Go to marker with shortcut key.

Ctrl + U

Select to marker with shortcut key.

Ctrl + K

Go to marker with shortcut key, and move the marker to the previous caret position.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + ,

Move caret to previous marker.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + .

Move caret to next marker.

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Ctrl + F

Open search and replace dialog box.

Ctrl + G

Find next.

Ctrl + H

Find previous.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + B

Search in open buffers.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + D

Search in directory.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + R

Replace in selection.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + G

Replace in selection and find next.

Ctrl + ,

Incremental search bar.

Alt + ,

HyperSearch bar.

Ctrl + .

Incremental search for word under the caret.

Alt + .

HyperSearch for word under the caret.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + I

Toggle ignore case.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + X

Toggle regular expressions.

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Ctrl + ;

Expand abbreviation.

Alt + ←  →

Shift current line (or all selected lines) left; right.

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Shift selected lines left; right. Note that pressing TAB with no selection active will insert a tab character at the caret position.

or ⭾ Tab
Ctrl + I

Indent current line (or all selected lines).

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + C

Range comment selection.

Ctrl + E then Ctrl + K

Line comment selection.

Alt + ⬅ Backspace

Collapse fold containing caret.

Alt + ⤶ Enter

Expand fold containing caret one level only.

Alt + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Expand fold containing caret fully.

Ctrl + E then X

Expand all folds.

Ctrl + E then A

Add explicit fold.

Ctrl + E then S

Select fold.

Ctrl + E then ⤶ Enter

Expand folds with level less than key, collapse all others.

Ctrl + E then N then N

Narrow to fold.

Ctrl + E then N then S

Narrow to selection.

Alt + ↑  ↓

Moves caret to previous; next fold.

Ctrl + E then U

Moves caret to the parent fold of the one containing the caret.

Ctrl + M then Ctrl + R

Record macro.

Ctrl + M then Ctrl + M

Record temporary macro.

Ctrl + M then Ctrl + S

Stop recording.

Ctrl + M then Ctrl + P

Run temporary macro.

  A few frequently-used commands have alternative shortcuts. Those shortcuts may help you keep your hands from moving all over the keyboard.
Alt + J

Move caret to previous character.

Alt + L

Move caret to next character.

Alt + I

Move caret up one line

Alt + K

Move caret down one line

Alt + Q

Move caret up one screenful

Alt + A

Move caret down one screenful

Alt + Z

First non-whitespace character of line, beginning of line, first visible line (repeated presses).

Alt + X

Last non-whitespace character of line, end of line, last visible line (repeated presses).

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Program information

Program name: jEdit (Developer tools)

jEdit is a text editor that provides syntax highlighting with support for more than 200 file formats. It has advanced code folding and text folding features and text wrapping abilities. jEdit is free and available under GNU General Public License 2.0.

Web page: http://www.jedit.org


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