The last "NetBeans KeyBoard Shortcut of the Week" was on November 28 last year, so it is probably time for another one! And the winner is... Ctrl+Q, which is new in the upcoming NetBeans IDE 6.0. One of the many extremely useful new features, this shortcut opens the document in which you last changed something and puts the cursor at the specific place where the change took place
. Handily, it has a toolbar button to speed this up even further:
I've found this very useful so far and use it all the time, especially when 10 or more documents are open at the same time and I've lost the plot as to where I was last working... In honor of this 'weekly' award, the Ctrl+Q keyboard shortcut has been given pride of place in the left sidebar of this blog, where it will stay for (at least) one week.