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Eclipse Workbench User Guide
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Moving and docking views

To change the location of a view in the current perspective:

  1. Drag the view by its title bar. Do not release the left mouse button yet.
  2. As you move the view around the Workbench, the mouse pointer changes to one of the drop cursors shown in the table below. The drop cursor indicates where the view will be docked if you release the left mouse button. To see the drop cursor change, drag the view over the left, right, top, or bottom border of another view or editor. You may also drag the view outside of the Workbench area to turn it into a "Detached" view.
  3. When the view is in the location that you want, relative to the view or editor area underneath the drop cursor, release the left mouse button.
  4. (Optional) If you want to save your changes, select Window > Save Perspective As... from the main menu bar.
  5. Note that a group of stacked views can be dragged using the empty space to the right of the view tabs.

You can also move a view by using the pop-up menu for the view. (Left-click on the icon at the left end of the view's title bar, or right-click anywhere else in the view's title bar). As well as moving the view this menu will provide sortcut options for turning a view into either a "Fast" or "Detached" view.

Drop cursor Where the view will be moved to

 Up icon

Dock above: The view is docked above the view underneath the cursor.

  Down icon

Dock below: The view is docked below the view underneath the cursor.

Right icon

Dock to the right: The view is docked to the right of the view underneath the cursor.

 Left icon Dock to the left: The view is docked to the left of the view underneath the cursor.
 Stack views Stack: The view is docked as a Tab in the same pane as the view underneath the cursor.
 Tear off icon Detached: The view is detached from the Workbench window and is shown in its own separate window.
 Restricted icon Restricted: You cannot dock the view in this area.

Related concepts.
Fast views
Detached views

Related tasks
Opening views
Creating fast views
Detaching views
Maximizing a view or editor
Saving a user defined perspective
Resetting perspectives

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