Eclipse is a free and open-source integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java. It offers a large number of plugins and thus can be customized for almost every programming language or software framework.

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Failed to load the JNI shared library on starting Eclipse

I downloaded the latest version of Eclipse, but I can not start it. The error message I get is: Failed to load the JNI shared library "C:\Program Files ...
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Google Chrome pinned to Windows 7 taskbar not opening under pinned icon

I have both Google Chrome and Eclipse pinned to my taskbar in Windows 7 64-Bit. However, when I launch these programs, they don't appear to open under the pinned taskbar icon Eclipse behaves ...
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Windows 8 & Java Development

I'm considering to upgrade my PC to Windows 8, but I have one concern though. I haven't yet found any "confirmation", that the JDK and Eclipse will work on Windows 8. Have anyone tried to ...
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How do I make all file types open in the internal editor in eclipse?

When using the open file dialog on Eclipse, many file types open in the internal editor as expected (.java, .txt). However, others open in an external editor. For example on my system attempting to ...
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Is eclipse installation portable?

I downloaded eclipse and unzipped the file into a folder and also added some plugins, changed some settings. If I copied this folder to a pendrive and opened it in another PC, will all my seetings ...
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EGit (Eclipse) wrongly interpreting file names with non-ASCII characters?

I recently switched to using a Git repository within Eclipse (Juno SR2), using EGit. In our project, some file names contains umlauts and other special non-ASCII-characters. On the command line, git ...
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How to disable Eclipse splash screen?

I want to disable the Eclipse splash screen because it always gets in my way.. How do I disable the Eclipse splash screen?
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Can I get rid of the status bar at the bottom of Eclipse?

Eclipse 3.5 eats up a lot of vertical space with the status bar at the bottom of the window. To be clear, the status bar says "Writable | Smart Insert | 32:100" right now. Is there a way I can get ...
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Aptana changed my Eclipse color scheme, and I want it back

I installed Aptana Studio 3 as an Eclipse plugin. Generally, it works OK, but Aptana thought that a dark background is cool and elegant (apparently). But I liked my old color scheme with a white ...
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Linux installs - where should I put them?

I am relatively new to Linux, I am using Xubuntu 10.04. A lot of the software I download from the net, e.g. Aptana/Eclipse are just ZIP files that I open and run. I wish them to be in a specific ...
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Configuring Eclipse to compile Haskell with EclipseFP Plugin

I just installed the EclipseFP plugin into my Eclipse setup (on Windows 7 32bit, if that matters), following the instructions. Then I followed the directions in the Eclipse help docs to create a Hello ...
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Notepad++ code outline as Eclipse's outline

Folding and unfolding blocks of code helps, but in bigger files I really want to have the outline overview of a class and its methods. So, is there a plugin or anything for Notepad++ that I can have ...
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How to find installation path for packages installed through apt-get in Ubuntu?

I have been installing python modules using apt-get which works great using the console or launching files from the command line. However I am using Eclipse for easier organisation of files. Eclipse ...
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Eclipse shows splash screen and closes. How to fix?

Today I restarted my machine, and Eclipse (3.5, downloaded recently) shows a strange behaviour: shows splash screen for less than a sec quits This is in 100% of the cases, so I can't start Eclipse ...
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Disable Windows 7’s “Open File - Security Warning” dialog for exe on local drive?

I am trying to run Eclipse java-galileo-SR2-win32 when I get open-file-security-warning. The files are just extracted from a zip file and put into a directory ...
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Enable HTML5 tags on Eclipse

I really love Eclipse (PDT)... But i'm developing sites using HTML5 and CSS3 and it mark the HTML5 tags like <nav>, <section> and <article> as invalid tags (inexistent). How can I ...
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How to remove Aptana from Eclipse?

How do I remove Aptana from Eclispe 3.5.2 on Mac OS X?
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How can I use the Lucida Grande font in Windows?

I'm a Windows user but I want to use the Lucida Grande font in Notepad++ and Eclipse IDE. I didn't find that font listed for Notepad++ when I tried to change the font in the style configurator. ...
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Firefox is capturing Ctrl + Shift + g from Eclipse

I use Eclipse and Firefox on Windows 7. Ctrl + Shift + g in Eclipse is supposed to do a search for references, but instead it does a Google search in Firefox. Why is this happening, and how can I ...
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How do I count the number of lines of code in an Eclipse project?

Is there a way to count the number of lines of code in an eclipse project? I can see the total number of lines for each file, but I'd like to see how much is generated across the whole project.
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift+U in Ubuntu Linux?

ctrl+shift+u is a combined shortcut key in Eclipse. But when I press it, it shows up a u, just like input with an underline. I guess this shortcut has been declared by Ubuntu, so I can't use it. I ...
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Forcibly Uninstalling Eclipse 3.5 Plugins

How do you forcibly uninstall Eclipse 3.5 plugins without using Eclipse? I made the mistake of installing Google's Android SDK, and now when I try to check for updates via the "Check For Updates" or ...
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How can I prevent the “Welcome to Android Development” wizard from appearing when I start Eclipse?

I've written this on SuperUser as it's not a programming (programmers.se/stackoverflow) or Android-usage (android.se) question exactly. The "Welcome to Android Development" wizard is a wizard which ...
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Eclipse doesn't autocomplete and find references anymore

A few days ago I was using autocomplete features and Ctrl-click without any problem. But now those features don't work anymore: the autocomplete shows up but is always empty, and Ctrl-click doesn't ...
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How to have .git folders ignored by Eclipse projects

Whenever I use eclipse on a folder with a .git folder, the .git folder is included in project wide searches and it is displayed in the Navigator view. Is there some way to: Make sure that .git ...
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How to have the file selected in Project Explorer when focusing on a certain file's tab?

Say I have multiple files opened in Eclipse IDE. I just want Eclipse to show the file in the Project file tree, when I have certain file opened. Just like in NetBeans. In NetBeans when you focus on ...
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Buttons on my Ubuntu Machine

All of my buttons on any kind of popup window don't seem to work that great with my mouse, I sometimes have to press enter on my keyboard after clicking, I hear that there is a fix for this out there ...
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Eclipse/Aptana does not ctrl+tab between open files

I'm using Aptana to develop a PHP site. I'm a .NET developer with some experience with PHP. I'm used to the highly robust Visual Studio and getting used to Aptana (built on the Eclipse core). When I ...
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How to focus view(Navigator or Explorer) by keyboard in Eclipse

I'm in edit space of Eclipse (in some java class) So, how to focus(to switch) view(Navigator or Explorer) by keyboard?
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How to add javadocs to eclipse

Where to add this: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E17412_01/javame/config/cldc/ref-impl/midp2.0/jsr118/index.html so, when I highlight a word in eclipse ide, I will get the help.
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Eclipse PDT - Failed to load JavaHL Library

all of the sudden, when I work in my Eclipse PDT I get this error msg, not sure where they came from nor how to get rid of them Failed to load JavaHL Library. These are the errors that were ...
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How to ignore Eclipse validation warning “Attribute (…) is obsolete. Its use is discouraged in HTML5 documents.” in HTML and JSP fragments?

Create a html/jsp fragment in eclipse in a project where html/jsp validation is active and add <table width="80%"></table> You will get the warning in the question title. One can ...
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Notepad++: Is there a way to remove white spaces in empty lines automatically?

I don't want to delete the empty lines completely, but I want to remove the tabs and whitespaces in them. Eclipse usually does it (through a preference setting I guess) when we save the file. For ...
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How do I create a Macro/short cuts in Eclipse?

How do I create a Macro in Eclipse? For example: I want the combination alt+s will print on the page //********************************************************************
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how do I delete an Eclipse project when I've already deleted the folder and contents?

How do I fully delete an Eclipse project when I've already deleted the folder and contents? I want to do this so that I can reuse the project name.
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How can I make Eclipse to draw the tabs more likely the native ones?

I don't really like the Eclipse IDE, since I found Netbeans much more usable, but Android development strongly encourages to do so. What my main problem with Eclipse is, that it's really ugly. Which ...
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EGit fails with “git-upload-pack: command not found”

I know very little about git or EGit. I installed EGit into Eclipse Indigo. I got a git path from someone who has some code in that repo. I tried to clone the repo. It failed with the following ...
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Why can't I start Eclipse and Minecraft at the same time?

I'm running Java SE Development Kit Update 25 (64-bit). It appears that I'm unable to run both Eclipse and Minecraft at the same time. This is really really weird, since I can easily start two ...
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How to install Eclipse Web Tools on Eclipse Classic?

I'm using eclipse 3.5.2 classic, and I'd like to install Eclipse Web Tools, but I can't find a url for which to install it.. can anyone find that? or does it not exist?
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Eclipse Randomly Does Not Recognize Arrow Keys or Backspace, Spacebar etc

Basically it stops recognizing all non alpha keys. Restarting eclipse does not fix the issue. Rebooting my computer does. I'm using OS X 10.6.4 fully updated. :) Anyone else experience this?
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How do you get Eclipse's built-in diff tool to ignore differences in whitespace?

I'm working on a large codebase that's been touched by many hands. As I work through bugs, I've been converting the source to be more readable which involves a lot of minor changes in indentation ...
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Benefits of creating a new workspace for each project in Eclipse?

I'm new to Eclipse. Still trying to understand the usefulness of workspaces. Why would/wouldn't I create a new workspace for each project? My instinct is to create a new workspace for each project ...
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Computers are getting faster, so why isn't the desktop experience? [closed]

In the past 20 years, desktop computers have exploded in computational power, but I feel that the desktop experience has been stagnating at best, and actually gotten slower in some places. What are ...
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How to migrate perspective across workspaces in Eclipse?

I have created my own perspective in a workspace in Eclipse. But, when I start working on a different workspace I would like to have access to the same perspective. How do I migrate perspective from ...
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eclipse not showing errors

I have a java project open in eclipse. I can see in one java class a bunch of errors, but eclipse Problems view does not show any problem. where do we configure the filtering of which errors to show ...
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How can I pin Eclipse Luna to the Windows-7 taskbar?

I used to be able to pin Eclipse to my taskbar by adding these lines to the eclipse.ini file: -vm C:/Program Files/Java/[my java version]/bin But it doesn't seem to work with the new Eclipse Luna ...
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How to select columns in editor view for Eclipse on OSX

Same as this question, but for OSX. In short: how to I enter rectangular selection mode on OSX? I see a button for doing this with the standard useless "text editor" that is default with eclipse, ...
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Eclipse: Help with EGit

I want to be able to use a version control system. Although Eclipse comes with CVS, I think it's better that I use a distributed version control system, such as GIT. I was pretty much sold after ...
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Is there anyway to share eclipse key bindings across workspaces?

Eclipse key bindings follows workspaces. Is there anyway I can configure Eclipse so that it's global for the computer, not local for the workspace? Coming from Visual Studio, I find this solution one ...
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Problem with resizing Subwindows in Eclipse Xming combination

I'm running Eclipse on a Linux server and I'm displaying it locally through xwindow forwarding using xming. Whenever I create something like a subwindow (like opening project properties or the Project ...