Install Subversion on Mac OS X Lion (10.7)

  1. Edit the SystemVersion.plist file to change your Mac OS X version from 10.7 to 10.6:
    sudo vi /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist
  2. Replace each occurrence of 10.7 with 10.6
  3. Save the file
  4. Install Universal Subversion 1.6.17 Binaries for Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) from
  5. Revert the file we edited previously (10.6 to 10.7 this time)

UPDATE: openCollabNet has finally release the Mac OS X Lion binaries. You can download them here:

Eclipse 3.5 and FDT 3.2 for Actionscript development – Part 5 – Keyboard Shortcuts



CTRL + Shift + R Jump to a resource. Includes classes and any other files (such as XML files)
CTRL + H Search (rather than find) allows you to search within the entire workspace
CTRL + F Search in one file (CTRL+K/CTRL+SHIFT+K: next/previous)
CTRL + J Find within document. Type the word you want to find then use up and down to skip between instances. Press ESC to cancel
CTRL+J/CTRL+SHIFT+J Incremental search (search as you type)


F2 Select class in flash explorer
F3 Show property/method declaration/implementation
F4 Show type declaration
F5 Show superclass
CTRL + T Show type hierarchy
CTRL + R Search references
CTRL + L Go to line
CTRL + U Show type dependency
CTRL + O Show quick outline


ALT + UpArrow Move line up
ALT + DownArrow Move line down
CTRL + D / CTRL + SHIFT + D Delete line/duplicate line
SHIFT + ENTER / CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER Add indented line after/before
CTRL + 7 Comment/uncomment line
CTRL + (numeric)- / CTRL + (numeric)+ Fold/unfold other methods
CTRL + M Maximize view
CTRL + (numeric)ENTER Alternative to CTRL+M


CTRL + PageDown / CTRL + PageUp Move to next/previous open file
CTRL + F6 Alternative to CTRL+PageDown/CTRL+PageUp
ALT + LeftArrow/ ALT + RightArrow Navigate to next/previous opened files (history)


CTRL + Space Insert code template/auto complete code
CTRL + SHIFT + O Organize imports


CTRL + 1 Show fixes (if error bulb is shown)


CTRL + F11 Start last run
CTRL + O Open an outline of functions within the current class to jump to
CTRL + Shift + T Jump to a type (class or interface). Only works when an .as or .mxml file is open
CTRL + L Jump to a line number
CTRL + Shift + C Wrap / Unwrap selected text in a block comment (/* */)
CTRL + Shift + / Comment / uncomment the selected line using an inline comment (//)
CTRL + Shift + D Add ASDoc style comment
CTRL + D Delete the selected text or the actual cursor line
CTRL + UP Move the selected up
CTRL + DOWN Move the selected text down
CTRL + Option + UP or DOWN Duplicate the selected text above or below the selected line
CTRL + X Make selected text ALL CAPS
CTRL + Y Make selected text all lowercase
CTRL + Shift + R Rename selected element (using refactor)
CTRL + M Maximize / Minimize current view
CTRL + Tab Jump to an open file editor
CTRL + Shift + L Keyboard command list. Press it again to edit commands
CTRL + Shift + G Find any references to the selected element within your project
CTRL + Click or F3 Jump to the definition of the selected element
CTRL + Shift + P Jump to matching bracket. e.g. jump from } to {
Tab / Shift + Tab Indent / Un-indent selected text
CTRL + Option + Left / Right Jumps to the location of the previous / next edit without undoing your change


Eclipse 3.5 and FDT 3.2 for Actionscript development – Part 4 – Customization

1) Eclipse Splash Screen

There are two ways of changing the Eclipse splash screen, manually or using the Random Splash Screen plugin:

  • Manually
    Put the “splash.bmp” file in the folder C:\eclipse\ and add the following line to the file C:\eclipse\eclipse.ini:

  • Random Splash Screen
    Everytime Eclipse starts, Random Splash Screen overwrites Eclipse’s splash screen with a random image picked from your personal image folder. This image is then displayed on the next Eclipse start.Website: modify the plugin options go in

Since I was not satisfied with the splash screens that I found I asked my friend Denio Barani to design a splash screen more appealing, and here are the four versions:

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Here a list of various splash screens that I found around the web:

2) Eclipse icon

I don’t like a lot the standard Eclipse icon so here you can find some different ones:

To convert the images to icons use the iConvert website.