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Dual Monitors [message #1734803] Mon, 13 June 2016 02:21 Go to next message
Chuck Pergiel is currently offline Chuck PergielFriend
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I have two monitors. After some mucking about with xandr and arandr I can now use either one. I can slide a non-maximized window from one to the other. Maximize a window and it fills one screen. I want to use both screens, one for code and one for all the other window-lettes. Is this possible?

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Re: Dual Monitors [message #1734805 is a reply to message #1734803] Mon, 13 June 2016 04:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 06/12/2016 08:21 PM, Chuck Pergiel wrote:
> I have two monitors. After some mucking about with xandr and arandr I
> can now use either one. I can slide a non-maximized window from one to
> the other. Maximize a window and it fills one screen. I want to use both
> screens, one for code and one for all the other window-lettes. Is this
> possible?

Yes, have you looked in Help to find out how to float an editor window
outside the workbench?
Re: Dual Monitors [message #1734910 is a reply to message #1734805] Mon, 13 June 2016 15:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chuck Pergiel is currently offline Chuck PergielFriend
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Reading help, that only seems to apply to system editors, not to the native eclipse editor.

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Re: Dual Monitors [message #1734911 is a reply to message #1734910] Mon, 13 June 2016 16:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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No, you can drag an editor's tab and drop it outside of the Eclipse
window boundary to create a floating editor window. You can have
multiple such floating windows or you can drop several tabs into a
single floating window.

Of course you can use Window -> New Window to create multiple Eclipse
windows, each of which could show a different perspective. And of
course you can tailor what's in a perspective too.


On 13.06.2016 17:51, Chuck Pergiel wrote:
> Reading help, that only seems to apply to system editors, not to the
> native eclipse editor.
Re: Dual Monitors [message #1734913 is a reply to message #1734910] Mon, 13 June 2016 16:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 06/13/2016 09:51 AM, Chuck Pergiel wrote:
> Reading help, that only seems to apply to system editors, not to the
> native eclipse editor.

(Sorry for the abbreviated response. I was at a music festival on my phone.)

Go to Window -> New Window.

This will in essence clone your workbench. Then you can put the new
window (or the old one) on your second monitor.

Caution: as this clones the whole workbench, changes you make there, for
example, in layout, will be saved if you kill the original workbench
before exiting from the new one you modified. I'm not crazy about how
this works, but as long as this capability has been there in Eclipse,
this has been the side effect. I just treat my original workbench copy
as "sacred" and I am careful about killing copies first before shutting
down Eclipse.
Re: Dual Monitors [message #1734914 is a reply to message #1734911] Mon, 13 June 2016 16:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 06/13/2016 10:00 AM, Ed Merks wrote:
> No, you can drag an editor's tab and drop it outside of the Eclipse
> window boundary to create a floating editor window. You can have
> multiple such floating windows or you can drop several tabs into a
> single floating window.
>
> Of course you can use Window -> New Window to create multiple Eclipse
> windows, each of which could show a different perspective. And of
> course you can tailor what's in a perspective too.
>
>
> On 13.06.2016 17:51, Chuck Pergiel wrote:
>> Reading help, that only seems to apply to system editors, not to the
>> native eclipse editor.
>
Note: I tried that this morning just to make sure and the drag didn't
take. Maybe my Fedora 22 running Cinnamon got up on the wrong side of
the bed. Hence, the answer I gave in order to be sure. Sorry for being
incomplete. This is what I usually do; it just didn't work this morning.
Re: Dual Monitors [message #1734921 is a reply to message #1734914] Mon, 13 June 2016 18:14 Go to previous message
Chuck Pergiel is currently offline Chuck PergielFriend
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OK! I have Eclipse open on one screen, and an Eclipse editor window open on the other screen. Vunderbar!
It isn't totally obvious how it works.
- de-maximized Eclips
- drag the help box tab off of the Eclipse window. Rectangular outline shows up spread over both screens. Release and the help box is free.
- dragged a text box tab off of the Eclipse window. Nothing shows except the mouse cursor. Release and the editor box appears, free of the Eclipse frame.
So maybe I just wasn't holding my mouth right.
Or maybe the system and Eclipse updates I just installed had something to do with it.
Software is so weird. The basic principles don't change, but all the little mouse and keyboard actions that make for smooth operation need to be relearned every time you change systems.


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