Eclipse Tip: Java Editor Breadcrumb Navigation Bar

One new feature of Eclipse 3.4 is the Java editor’s Breadcrumb Navigation Bar. This can be enabled with the keyboard shortcut Alt+Shift+B or using a tool bar button. Like the name suggests it provides a breadcrumb path for the current element in the editor. This is kind of like the location bar in Windows Explorer in Vista. You can navigate to other elements in the same level. ex. the highest level shows all the elements of the class. Or you can right click on the path element to perform any action using the context menu. ex. quickly copy the fully qualified name.