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Ode to the Perspective Switcher

On the swooshy bar,
stands our mighty
perspective switcher,
its utility
guides us
through the maze.

Maybe I’m the only one, but do people find that the perspective switcher never has the perspective you’re looking for (similar to the way the properties view is always missing from the Window->Show View)? Eclipse being an open-source project, lets me dig through its code anytime, so lets investigate…

Ok, I’ll stop, I love team harry potter (Platform UI), I really had nothing better to blog about this morning 😉

Oh that reminds me, the eRCP project release 1.0M9 which finally sports eUpdate which is like a mini-cute update manager for your eRCP-enabled devices.

  • Eugene Kuleshov

    What I hate about perspective switcher, quick view and few other places ist hat drop down menu on “+” live its own life and almost never properly alligned to its button. Even on your screenshot it look like it has nothing to do with the button. The worst, of course is that menu overlap the button when there is not enough space below, so you often accidentally click to the last menu item…

  • Eugene Kuleshov

    What I hate about perspective switcher, quick view and few other places ist hat drop down menu on “+” live its own life and almost never properly alligned to its button. Even on your screenshot it look like it has nothing to do with the button. The worst, of course is that menu overlap the button when there is not enough space below, so you often accidentally click to the last menu item…

  • Anonymous

    Well, at least for the perspective switcher, I found a solution that works for me: Right-click on the perspective switcher and deselect “Show text”. I got used to find the right perspective by the icon alone quite fast, and now all my perspectives fit nicely in the switcher 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Well, at least for the perspective switcher, I found a solution that works for me: Right-click on the perspective switcher and deselect “Show text”. I got used to find the right perspective by the icon alone quite fast, and now all my perspectives fit nicely in the switcher 🙂