Pressing Ctrl + Shift + G opens up my browser

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I use Eclipse and Firefox on Windows 7.

Ctrl+Shift+G in Eclipse is supposed to do a search for references, but instead it does a Google search in Firefox.

Why is this happening, and how can I make it stop?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

ClipX a clip board history tool was using the shortcut. I removed the shortcut setting there, and now everything works fine.

Method 2

Open your workspace preferences in Eclipse (Window -> Preferences), and go to the “General -> Keys” category.

There, try to search for “ctrl+shift+g”, to see if this is bound to a command. You can search also for “References in workspace”, to find the command you actually want to execute, and associate ctrl+shift+g back to this one (assuming the problem is only related to Eclipse configuration).

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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