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Eclipse Workbench User Guide
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Perspective Bar

The perspective bar allows quick access to perspectives that are currently open, as well as providing an easy way to open a new perspective.  The perspective bar may be docked in three different positions. It may be docked in the upper right corner (the default position), the upper left corner (under the main toolbar) and to the far left.

Here is an example of what the perspective bar looks like: 

Perspective Bar

Open Perspective

This command opens a new perspective that is selected from a drop-down menu. All of the perspectives that are open within a single Workbench window are shown on the shortcut bar.

Perspective Buttons

These buttons provide a quick way to switch to one of the open perspectives in the current Workbench window. 

Available Perspectives

There are several available perspectives, while one is set as a default, others can be manually added to the perspective bar. To add new perspectives to your workspace, click Open Perspective Open Perspective Icon, select Other and choose from the following available perspectives:

  • CVS Repository Exploring;
  • Debug;
  • Java;
  • Java Browsing;
  • Java Type Hierarchy;
  • Plug-in Development;
  • Resource;
  • Team Synchronizing.

Related reference
View Toolbars
Workbench Toolbar
Workbench Window Layout

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