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Blank window in IDE: how to get rid of it [message #930970] Tue, 02 October 2012 20:13 Go to next message
Jim Walsh is currently offline Jim Walsh
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Registered: September 2012
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Must be a beginner's mistake!

I've been using Eclipse for a couple of months now to develop a java app.

Last week, If ound that I had an empty window floating over the IDE. I can resize and move the window, but I can't close it. No caption, no close button. Actually, no buttons at all.

I don't see it listed in the Eclipse Window menu.

I don't recall exactly what I did to make it appear. May have been a call to Eclipse Help.
In any case, I have tried closing and restarting Eclipse, but the window continues to be there.

Help!
Thanks,
Jim
Re: Blank window in IDE: how to get rid of it [message #930978 is a reply to message #930970] Tue, 02 October 2012 20:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
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Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 10/2/2012 2:13 PM, Jim Walsh wrote:
> Must be a beginner's mistake!
>
> I've been using Eclipse for a couple of months now to develop a java app.
>
> Last week, If ound that I had an empty window floating over the IDE. I
> can resize and move the window, but I can't close it. No caption, no
> close button. Actually, no buttons at all.
>
> I don't see it listed in the Eclipse Window menu.
>
> I don't recall exactly what I did to make it appear. May have been a
> call to Eclipse Help. In any case, I have tried closing and restarting
> Eclipse, but the window continues to be there.
>
> Help!
> Thanks,
> Jim

Might help (be easier to imagine) if you scraped the image and posted it
here. Also, what OS are you using?
Re: Blank window in IDE: how to get rid of it [message #931040 is a reply to message #930978] Tue, 02 October 2012 21:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jim Walsh is currently offline Jim Walsh
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Registered: September 2012
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Using Windows 7

Not sure how to insert a screen shot. Should I do that as an attachment?

Jim
Re: Blank window in IDE: how to get rid of it [message #931672 is a reply to message #931040] Wed, 03 October 2012 12:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eliseo Ocampos is currently offline Eliseo Ocampos
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Registered: September 2012
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Yeah, that would help, just make sure to attach an image with a size of 2Mb or less.

[Updated on: Wed, 03 October 2012 12:23]

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Re: Blank window in IDE: how to get rid of it [message #932950 is a reply to message #931040] Thu, 04 October 2012 15:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jim Walsh is currently offline Jim Walsh
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Registered: September 2012
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I have uploaded a screen shot: EclipseExtraWindow.jpg.

Note that this blank window is resizeable, and moveable. Although it belongs to Eclipse, it is not a child window of the main window since I can move it anywhere on the screen.

How do I get rid of it?

Thanks,
Jim
Re: Blank window in IDE: how to get rid of it [message #932963 is a reply to message #932950] Thu, 04 October 2012 16:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jim Walsh is currently offline Jim Walsh
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Registered: September 2012
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Ooops!

I just solved my problem. Not sure why or how, but this is what did it:

Highlighted a method in my code. Hit F1 key. This popped up a Help window with information about the method I have highlighted.

When I closed that help window, the extra blank window also disappeared!

Jim
Re: Blank window in IDE: how to get rid of it [message #1407000 is a reply to message #930970] Mon, 11 August 2014 16:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Geoffrey Hughes is currently offline Geoffrey Hughes
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Registered: August 2014
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This happened to me as well! I cleared the blank window as follows:
On the menu bar select Window/CloseAllPerspectives, then select the required perspective, in my case Java.

Re: Blank window in IDE: how to get rid of it [message #1408216 is a reply to message #1407000] Thu, 14 August 2014 14:14 Go to previous message
heidi hock is currently offline heidi hock
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Registered: August 2014
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oh! I also experienced this kind of problem, I been bothered because I am not really expert in java but the help of my friend we solve the problem...

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