The second group of people—those who either use a keyboard or who're wishing they were—know they are superior to the first. Keyboards are for hard core people, while mouses (mice?) are for children. No one can seriously contest this claim. So, anyway, without getting distracted by either of these groups of people, armed as they are with sharp edged keyboards and swinging mouses (mice?), let's pose this question, useful to the second group only: "How can one find out which of the keyboard shortcuts in NetBeans IDE 6.0 are new or changed?" Official answer: One can wait for the release of NetBeans IDE 6.0, which will include a new keyboard shortcut card in PDF format, under the Help menu (just like in NetBeans IDE 5.5 and before). "Yes, but this card will not show me the differences, will it? It will only show me those that are current in 6.0, not which ones are new/changed, compared to 5.5!" Good point, my overly precise, freakishly persistent, and strangely unnamed friend. Never fear, though, because there is help at hand, albeit completely unofficial.
In NetBeans IDE 5.0 Easter Egg for Christmas, I reported on an unmapped action called "Export Shortcuts to HTML", which lets you generate an HTML file containing all the actions (some with, some without mapped keyboard shortcuts), for all the profiles defined in the Options window. So, let's use that functionality to our advantage:
In other words, you can also use this little procedure as a roundabout way of discovering the new features in NetBeans IDE, because often a new feature is accompanied by some actions, which may or may not be mapped by default to a shortcut key, but all of which show up in the exported HTML file. Hurray for easter eggs.