I've just recently started using Eclipse a lot, and I just typed
System.err.println() one more time than I cared to. I just looked it up, and Eclipse also has templates, and one of the pre-built templates lets me type
sys, then hit the [Ctrl][Spacebar] keystroke. This brings up a list of options I can choose from, one of those options being to insert the
System.err.println() text in place of my
While I'm in the Eclipse Template neighborhood, you can view and customize your Eclipse templates by opening the Preferences dialog (on a Mac, choose the Eclipse menu, then the Preferences menu item), then selecting Java >Editor >Templates in the navigation tree of the Preferences dialog.