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Eclipse Workbench User Guide
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The General > Capabilities preference page allows you to enable or disable various product components such as Java development and plug-in development. By default, the page only shows general categories of behavior. If you would like configure fine-grained capabilities you should use the "Advanced" dialog.

Note: Some capability selections have dependencies on other capabilities, disabling a required capability while leaving dependant capabilities enabled will only result in them becoming re-enabled. This is the case when deselecting Java development and Core Team Support.

Here is what the Capabilities preference page looks like:

Image of Capabilities Preference page

The advanced dialog appears as follows:

Image of advanced Capabilities Preference page dialog

When attempting to enable an action after its capability has been disabled or has yet to be enabled in the preferences page, the following Confirm Enablement prompt will appear verifying that you do indeed want to enable the required capability. Click Details to display a description of the capability.

Image of Confirm Enablement prompt

Note: This dialog only appears if the "Prompt when enabling capabilities" preference has not been disabled.

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