Mac keyboard shorcut help

I have recently gotten a Mac and the keyboard shortcuts are quite different on the Mac. On Windows I use Ctrl-Shift-Enter to complete a line (it puts any necessary parenthesis, semi-colons, etc), I pretty much can't live without this shortcut. I can't seem to find the Mac equivalent. Could anyone tell me what it is?

(On a side note the only thing I don't like about my new Mac are the keyboard shortcut symbols...I had to print myself off a cheat sheet to know what they are...why can't they just put the key name in the shortcut...grrr!)

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I feel your pain. I love everything about my mac except the lack of a JDK (crappy java support) and the changed IntelliJ shortcuts.

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The 1.4 and 1.5 JDK's are just fine. They just don't have a final version of 1.6 yet. I have used their 1.6 beta with no problems though.

I am still hunting for the ctrl-shift-enter mac equivalent....

I really like using IntelliJ on the mac though, switching between projects with Expose is very handy!

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On 2007-10-19 06:32:26 +0400, Michael Parmeley <no_reply@jetbrains.com> said:

(On a side note the only thing I don't like about my new Mac are the
keyboard shortcut symbols...I had to print myself off a cheat sheet to
know what they are...why can't they just put the key name in the
shortcut...grrr!)


The shotcut you're searching for is Command (that with apple symbol) +
Shift +Enter. Generally, most of the shortcuts with Ctrl in windows has
their equivalent mapped to Command in Mac layout. There's Help |
Default Keymap Reference in IDEA, which displays a pdf cheat sheet.
Worth looking into...

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Thanks for the info! I will check out the keymap reference in the Help.

I also found that I had to change Quicksilver's hotkey to get code completion to work in IntelliJ...luckily Quicksilver lets you change its hotkey.

I also noticed that the keyboard shortcut for completion in the Code->Complete Code menu is incorrect. It lists it as "ctrl-tab" rather than "ctrl-space". (assuming my mac keyboard symbol cheat sheet is correct).

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I avoid to use my Mac mini where possible. It is slow and inconvenient to
use. But who cares... Mac using is like a religion and I guess, a lot of
people use it just to show others that they rate themself higher than others.

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The Mac doesn't even have the notion of a JDK. It is part of the OS. That is why you cannot install an earlier version of java than what your machine already has. The only option is to reinstall your OS. In addition, they are not true versions. Their 1.5.0_07 is a patched version that is closer to what everyone else uses as 1.5.0_12.

If you have software that requires a particular major-minor-revision level, you are pretty much SOL. I am hoping that they go to a Linux Universal Binary for Leapord. It is easier for me to change my laptop, than it is for me to change my customer. :(

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