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Top 10 Customization of Eclipse Settings

02.10.2013
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The great thing with Eclipse is that you can configure a lot. In general, I’m happy with most of the defaults in Eclipse and CodeWarrior. Here are my top 10 things I change in Eclipse to make it even better:

  1. Add -showlocation to the Eclipse startup command line: Show Workspace Location in the Title Bar
  2. Disable the Heuristik Settings for the Indexer: Fixing the Eclipse Index
  3. Disable Build (if required) for the debugger: Speeding up the Debug Launch in CodeWarrior
  4. Using spaces and not tabs: Spaces vs. Tabs in Eclipse
  5. Highlight the selected line: Color makes the difference!
  6. Configuring more hovers: Hovering and Debugging
  7. Enabling Static Software Analysis: Free Static Code Analysis with Eclipse
  8. Processor Expert Expert settings: Enabling the Expert Level in Processor Expert
  9. Custom dictionary settings: Eclipse Spell Checker
  10. Show Line numbers: Eclipse and Line Numbers

I don’t have to waste time to change the settings for each of my workspaces: After I have changed the settings, I can simply export and import them again into another workspace:

  1. Change my preferences using the menu Window > Preferences
  2. Use the menu File > Export > General > Preferences and save the settings in a file: File Export

    File Export

  3. Switch to the new workspace
  4. Use the menu File > Import > General > Preferences to import the settings from the file: File Import

    File Import

Happy Customizing :-)

 

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