Ctrl button doesn't work in Eclipse

By | January 12, 2018
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I use Ubuntu (64 bit). I saw some discussions about Ctrl+Space, but in my case I can’t do Ctrl+S, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+Shift+F and, probably, something else (all these cases work fine in other programs, so it’s not a keyboard problem). It doesn’t work, then it does, then it doesn’t again. Is there a way to fix that? Thanks in advance.

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I am also using 64-bit Ubuntu (12.04 now, 11.10 before that) and Eclipse. I was having similar problems like what you are describing, until I realized that keyboard input method/layout settings actually matter in Ubuntu (while it does not in Mac OS or Windows) while using copy/paste. If you are using two keyboard layouts (e.g. I am using English and Bulgarian), CtrlC / CtrlV will not work with the non-English layout. If it does no work, double-check the current keyboard layout.
It took me awhile to figure that out – hope it would help you too.

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I’ve solved the same problem rebuilding my workspace CTRL + B on Windows

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Similar problem

Looks like there are some key combination which screw up with the focus in the eclipse editor. Try using the shortcut for Focus Return

Shift+Alt+f

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