Maximize Eclipse Views
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as outlined in my earlier post about hiding the toolbar : it is important to me that i have a flexible way to use my screen real estate. there is another thing i need frequently: i’m using a small eclipse window like this one:
i want to edit my source files, but all the other views are using space as well. yes, i need them accessible too, but not now where my focus is the source file in the middle.
well, i can easily arrange the other views, make them smaller and so on, but then i have to undo that later on to get my original layout.
there is something simple and better: i simply double-click on the tab of the view alternatively i could use the context menu too, but double clicking is much faster an easier:
that maximizes that view so i have my screen real estate pretty much dedicated only to this view:
to restore it back to the normal size, i double-click again on the view tab. alternatively i could the ‘minimize’ context menu in the view tab or use the ‘restore’ button here:
that trick does not only work for the editor view, but for any other view in eclipse. that way i can switch between all the views with focus on what is important.
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