Xcode 4 Code Snippets ? Perhaps my favourite feature of Xcode 4 is the Code Snippets feature. It allows you to use common bits quickly in your code, instead of requiring you retype them over and over again.
For the longest time, to perform a search in Xcode I would take a standard, yet uninformed, approach by selecting a desired region in my code, copy it to the clipboard with Command-C and then perform a Command-Shift-F to find all instances of the search in my project. Cool.
Then after a while I actually looked at the bottom of the Edit –> Find menu. At the end of the list there is an item entitled “Use Selection for Find” and its shortcut is Command-E.
The beauty of this command is that it puts the search term in a separate location preserving the contents of your clipboard.
This is particularly nice since now I can have text in my clipboard and still perform a search – a bit like having your cake and eating it too.