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Embarrassingly basic Eclipse-on-Mac q [message #644942] Tue, 14 December 2010 21:34 Go to next message
Paul E. Keyser is currently offline Paul E. KeyserFriend
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I've been trying to switch over to a MacBook pro, and wanted to get
Eclipse running there. Downloaded
"eclipse-jee-helios-SR1-macosx-cocoa-x86.tar.gz" and expanded it,
started the Eclipse app.

So, where are all the context menus?

(A) I need to buy one of those external mice that has a
right-mouse-button, since Eclipse, unlike every other Mac app, depends
on having context-menus accessed through the right-mouse-button: is that
what I need to do?

(B) There is some trick that everyone except me knows (so it does not
appear in googling or any FAQ or in Eclipse help) that is how Eclipse
does all context menus in Mac: if so, what is it?

thanks
Paul
Re: Embarrassingly basic Eclipse-on-Mac q [message #644955 is a reply to message #644942] Tue, 14 December 2010 22:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas SchindlFriend
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CTRL+CLick and/or you use 2 fingers to click you also get a context menu

Tom

Am 14.12.10 22:34, schrieb Paul E. Keyser:
> I've been trying to switch over to a MacBook pro, and wanted to get
> Eclipse running there. Downloaded
> "eclipse-jee-helios-SR1-macosx-cocoa-x86.tar.gz" and expanded it,
> started the Eclipse app.
>
> So, where are all the context menus?
>
> (A) I need to buy one of those external mice that has a
> right-mouse-button, since Eclipse, unlike every other Mac app, depends
> on having context-menus accessed through the right-mouse-button: is that
> what I need to do?
>
> (B) There is some trick that everyone except me knows (so it does not
> appear in googling or any FAQ or in Eclipse help) that is how Eclipse
> does all context menus in Mac: if so, what is it?
>
> thanks
> Paul
Re: Embarrassingly basic Eclipse-on-Mac q [message #644965 is a reply to message #644942] Wed, 15 December 2010 01:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: chenrich.monmouth.com

In article <ie8nkr$cod$1@news.eclipse.org>,
"Paul E. Keyser" <rolarenfan@earthlink.net> wrote:

> I've been trying to switch over to a MacBook pro, and wanted to get
> Eclipse running there. Downloaded
> "eclipse-jee-helios-SR1-macosx-cocoa-x86.tar.gz" and expanded it,
> started the Eclipse app.
>
> So, where are all the context menus?
>
> (A) I need to buy one of those external mice that has a
> right-mouse-button, since Eclipse, unlike every other Mac app, depends
> on having context-menus accessed through the right-mouse-button: is that
> what I need to do?
>
> (B) There is some trick that everyone except me knows (so it does not
> appear in googling or any FAQ or in Eclipse help) that is how Eclipse
> does all context menus in Mac: if so, what is it?
>
> thanks
> Paul

The general name for the signal you want to give is apparently
"secondary click." There are several ways to do this with a trackpad:

1. "Control-click" (hold down the "control" button and click.

2. Use the "Trackpad" preference pane (available through System
Preferences) to choose one of several ways: a two-finger click, or a
click in one corner of the trackpad.

--
Christopher J. Henrich
chenrich@monmouth.com
http://www.mathinteract.com
"A bad analogy is like a leaky screwdriver." -- Boon
Re: Embarrassingly basic Eclipse-on-Mac q [message #645198 is a reply to message #644955] Wed, 15 December 2010 21:33 Go to previous message
Paul E. Keyser is currently offline Paul E. KeyserFriend
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On 12/14/10 5:59 PM, Tom Schindl wrote:
> CTRL+CLick and/or you use 2 fingers to click you also get a context menu
>
> Tom
>
OK, the CTRL-click worked -- thanks. Paul
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