Re: Eclipse: Totally Dumb Questions

  • From: Alex Midence <alex.midence@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 08:42:38 -0500

Welcome to the wild whacky world of eclipse the accessible Ide that is
a pain in the ahem ... class  ... to learn because the obvious isn't
obvious and the intuitive stuff never made it into production.  It
sounds like you are in the project explorer.  Tab around and see if
you land in a tree view.  If you can do this, arrow to your file and
use the context menu to edit it.  Also type shift alt q to get a list
of all the hotkeys eclipse has.
Try going to alt w and the show view submenu.  See if you can tell it
to go to the project explorer if you are not already there.
Sorry I can't be of more use.  I was using eclipse's cdt for c++
development and eventually gave up on it because, accessible or not, I
didn't find the app itself very user-friendly and the manuals I landed
on were very sketchy and rather  unhelpful to the beginner.  I hope
your experience is different.  You are actually using the IDE for its
original intended purpose.  The documentation for java developers is
probably much more extensive.  In fact, now I think of it there are
some eclipse manuals on eclipse in the java archive of the nonvisual
development site.  They are probably for an older version but, you
might check them out.  They may help you.

Good luck,
Alex M

On 8/23/10, Homme, James <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> This is my first Hello World type project, so I'm probably doing something
> totally wrong.
> I get to the part where I tell the program the name of my file. I typed in
> with a capital W. It sounded like an edit window came up when I
> pressed Enter. When I try to type characters just to see if I can read and
> write text, I can't seem to read anything. What am I doing wrong?
> Thanks.
> Jim
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