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Force Welcome page for product to open docked? [message #475562] Tue, 12 May 2009 22:26 Go to next message
mp is currently offline mpFriend
Messages: 7
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
The Welcome page that we've created for our product opens up maximized in
the Eclipse environment. For some "new to Eclipse" users, this is causing
issues as they are using our contributions but then not seeing the results
(because the Welcome page is still open).

If we could have the Welcome page docked to the right-side that would
resolve this issue.

Is there any extension or option I can specify to tell Eclipse to open the
Welcome page docked on the right side (or any other alignment)? I searched
the docs and was unable to find anything.

Thanks
Re: Force Welcome page for product to open docked? [message #475564 is a reply to message #475562] Wed, 13 May 2009 00:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ben Vitale is currently offline Ben VitaleFriend
Messages: 247
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Are you plugging into the IDE or writing an RCP app?

There is a preference to control if the intro opens at all, but I don't
see one to control if it opens in standby mode (what you are calling
docked).

Perhaps you set IWorkbenchPreferenceConstants.SHOW_INTRO to false and
then open it yourself specifying "true" for the second parameter to
IIntroManager.showIntro. There is an IStartup hook you could use.

The above seems a bit hacky so maybe someone else will weigh in with
better advice.

Cheers
Ben

mp wrote:
> The Welcome page that we've created for our product opens up maximized
> in the Eclipse environment. For some "new to Eclipse" users, this is
> causing issues as they are using our contributions but then not seeing
> the results (because the Welcome page is still open).
>
> If we could have the Welcome page docked to the right-side that would
> resolve this issue.
>
> Is there any extension or option I can specify to tell Eclipse to open
> the Welcome page docked on the right side (or any other alignment)? I
> searched the docs and was unable to find anything.
>
> Thanks
>
Re: Force Welcome page for product to open docked? [message #475567 is a reply to message #475564] Thu, 14 May 2009 18:48 Go to previous message
Chris Goldthorpe is currently offline Chris GoldthorpeFriend
Messages: 815
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
There is not a preference to open intro in standby mode. The intro state
is saved in a memento, which is how it remembers whether or not it was
in standby mode the last time Eclipse exited. I thought that there was a
bug open on this but I cannot find one.
Re: Force Welcome page for product to open docked? [message #623351 is a reply to message #475562] Wed, 13 May 2009 00:41 Go to previous message
Ben Vitale is currently offline Ben VitaleFriend
Messages: 247
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Are you plugging into the IDE or writing an RCP app?

There is a preference to control if the intro opens at all, but I don't
see one to control if it opens in standby mode (what you are calling
docked).

Perhaps you set IWorkbenchPreferenceConstants.SHOW_INTRO to false and
then open it yourself specifying "true" for the second parameter to
IIntroManager.showIntro. There is an IStartup hook you could use.

The above seems a bit hacky so maybe someone else will weigh in with
better advice.

Cheers
Ben

mp wrote:
> The Welcome page that we've created for our product opens up maximized
> in the Eclipse environment. For some "new to Eclipse" users, this is
> causing issues as they are using our contributions but then not seeing
> the results (because the Welcome page is still open).
>
> If we could have the Welcome page docked to the right-side that would
> resolve this issue.
>
> Is there any extension or option I can specify to tell Eclipse to open
> the Welcome page docked on the right side (or any other alignment)? I
> searched the docs and was unable to find anything.
>
> Thanks
>
Re: Force Welcome page for product to open docked? [message #623354 is a reply to message #475564] Thu, 14 May 2009 18:48 Go to previous message
Chris Goldthorpe is currently offline Chris GoldthorpeFriend
Messages: 815
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
There is not a preference to open intro in standby mode. The intro state
is saved in a memento, which is how it remembers whether or not it was
in standby mode the last time Eclipse exited. I thought that there was a
bug open on this but I cannot find one.
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