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Eclipse Workbench User Guide
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Workbench window layout

You can rearrange the layout of Workbench windows as follows:

  • Drag views to different positions within the Workbench window.
  • Drag views to the shortcut bar to create a fast view.
  • Drag editors such that they are simultaneously visible beside, above, or below another editor.
  • Resize views and editors by dragging the sashes which separate them.

Drop cursors

Drop cursors indicate where a view will dock when you release your mouse button. This indication is relative to the view or editor area underneath the cursor.

Drop Cursors

Cursor

Name

Description

 

Up arrow

Dock above

The view will appear above the view underneath the cursor.

 

Down arrow

Dock below

The view will appear below the view underneath the cursor.

 

Right arrow

Dock to the right

The view will appear to the right of the view underneath the cursor.

 

Left arrow

Dock to the left

The view will appear to the left of the view underneath the cursor.

 

Stack

Stack

The view will appear as a tab in the same pane as the view underneath the cursor.

Fast views

From a view's title bar context menu, you can select Fast View to minimize the view as a  button on the shortcut bar.

If a view is minimized in this way, you can click its button on the shortcut bar to bring it up in a fast view. To revert the fast view back to a docked view again, select the Fast View button on its title bar.

See Perspective Bar

Double-Click

Double-clicking a view or editor's title bar maximizes the part in the Workbench window.

Title bar context menu and fast view toolbars

From the context menu of a view or editor's title bar, you can select how you want the view to appear within the Workbench window.

View and editor title bar context menu options

Option

Description

Restore

Restores the view to its originating (non-maximized/non-minimized) size and position within the Workbench.

Fast View
(views only)

Minimizes the view and places a button for it in the shortcut bar.

This option, when used in a fast view, will restore the view to its originating (docked) position in the Workbench.

See Perspective Bar

Restore Restores the view or editor to its originating (non-maximized/non-minimized) size and position within the Workbench.
Move Move the part or part group.
Size Change the size of the part in the direction specified.

Maximize

Maximizes the part in the Workbench window.

Minimize

Minimizes the part in the Workbench window.

Close

Closes the part.  

Close Others

(editors only)

Closes all editors except the current editor.

Close All

(editors only)

Closes all editors.

Here is what a view's context menu looks like:

View's context menu

Here is what an editor's context menu looks like:

Editor's context menu


 
 
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