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Eclipse Workbench User Guide
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Turning menu and tool bar items on and off

In addition to configuring the layout of a perspective you can also control several other key aspects of a perspective. These include:

  • The visibility of individual menu and tool bar items.
  • The availability of command groups (groupings of menu items, tool bar items and key bindings).
  • The items in the New, Window > Open Perspective and Window > Show View menus.

Try turning off a tool bar item:

  1. Select Window > Customize Perspective...

  2. Select the Tool Bar Visibility tab.

  3. Expand the File item.

  4. Uncheck Print and click OK.

    Turning off the 'Print' tool bar item
  5. Observe that the toolbar no longer includes the Print icon.

    Before After
    Before picture for the 'Print' tool bar item (visible) Arrow After picture for the 'Print' tool bar item (visible)

Try turning off a menu item: 

  1. Select Window > Customize Perspective...

  2. Select the Menu Visibility tab.

  3. Expand the File item.

  4. Uncheck Print and click OK.

    Turning off the 'Print' menu item
  5. Observe that the File menu no longer includes the Print item.

    Before After
    Before picture for the 'Print' menu item (visible) Arrow After picture for the 'Print' menu item (visible)

After experimenting with the other options on the Customize Perspective dialog, choose Window > Reset Perspective to return the perspective to its original state. 


 
 
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