Auto-complete is a great feature that speeds up text entry. If this feature hasn't appeared for you yet or has gone away, you can bring it up by pressing Ctrl+space-bar.
Auto-complete not only saves time in typing but can be used to jog your memory about methods—or find a new method. You can scroll through all the methods of a class and even see the associated Javadocs with them. You can easily find static methods by using the class name or the instance variable name. You follow this name with a dot (and maybe Ctrl+spacebar) and then scroll through all the names. Then you can start typing the first part of a name to filter the results.
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