Show it Again! (How to Re-enable Hidden Dialogs in Eclipse)
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eclipse has a nice feature to ‘shut up’ dialogs: in many dialogs i can select an option so that dialog does not show up again:
but what if i change my mind later on and what to have this dialog to show up again?
clear ‘do not show again’
the window > preferences > c/c++ has an option to clear all the ‘do not show again’ settings:
the concern is: this will clear all options, but what if i just want to clear an individual one?
‘prompt again’ settings
here is a list of dialogs and their settings:
workspace at startup
drag and drop files
there are several dialogs associated with launching:
they are configured below in the order shown above:
build/clean while debug
if i try to do a clean or debug on a project i’m already debugging, i get warned because the binary is locked by the debugger:
knowing what clear all does
but what if i cannot find the settings page? then my last resort is the ‘clear all’ option:
there is a way how to find out which dialogs are hidden. for this i need to compare the settings before and after the clear operation:
first, before clearing, i export the current settings with the menu file > export > general preferences :
in the next dialog, best to select to export all:
then do the ‘clear all’.
after that, export all settings again, to a different file.
then compare the two files (e.g. copy them into a project, select both files and use the context menu compare with > each other :
now i can merge/compare the changes. to import the settings i use the menu file > import > general > preferences .
not that easy, but works
it is not very easy to find the setting to re-enable a hidden dialog. i hope with the above list i cover the most use cases. if you are missing one, then post a comment
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