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Eclipse Workbench User Guide
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Opening perspectives

Perspectives provide combinations of views and editors that are suited to performing a particular set of tasks. For example, you would normally open the Debug perspective to debug a Java program.

To open a new perspective:

  1. Click the Open Perspective button Open Perspective button on the shortcut bar on the left side of the Workbench window. (This provides the same function as the Window > Open Perspective menu on the menu bar.)
  2. To see a complete list of perspectives, select Other... from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select the perspective that you want to open.

When the perspective opens, the title bar of the window it is in changes to display the name of the perspective. In addition, an icon is added to the shortcut bar, allowing you to quickly switch back to that perspective from other perspectives in the same window.

By default, a perspective will open in the same window. If you would rather it opened in a new window, change the setting in the General > Perspectives preference page.

Related concepts.
Perspectives

Related tasks
Opening views
Changing where perspectives open
Specifying the default perspective
Switching between perspectives


 
 
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