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Eclipse opens but won't do anything (main window stays empty) [message #1768718] Sat, 22 July 2017 08:27 Go to next message
Roparzh Hemon is currently offline Roparzh HemonFriend
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On my Mac 10.11.3 I've installed the Eclipse JEE IDE (Version: Neon.3
Release (4.6.3)).

If I try to open/create a project or file, Eclipse will let me fill the form
to define the project's parameters, but when I click on "Finish" nothing happens
and I am stuck with an empty main window :

index.php/fa/30075/0/

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Eclipse opens but won't do anything (main window stays empty) [message #1768723 is a reply to message #1768718] Sat, 22 July 2017 14:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Wegener is currently offline David WegenerFriend
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You appear to have lost your editor area some how. The title bar and lower status area indicate that you have an editor open, so you appear to have created a project. Have you tried to reset the perspective from the Window->Perspective->Reset Perspective menu item? That should rebuild the perspective and show the editor area.
Re: Eclipse opens but won't do anything (main window stays empty) [message #1768724 is a reply to message #1768723] Sat, 22 July 2017 14:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Roparzh Hemon is currently offline Roparzh HemonFriend
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David Wegener wrote on Sat, 22 July 2017 14:24
Have you tried to reset the perspective from the Window->Perspective->Reset Perspective menu item?


When I do that, I get the following pop-up :

index.php/fa/30078/0/

Clicking on any of Yes or No simply closes the question box and returns to the initial empty window shown in my previous post.

I also tried the "Close all perspectives" menu item, and the only effect it has is to remove some items in the upper part of the window :

index.php/fa/30079/0/



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Re: Eclipse opens but won't do anything (main window stays empty) [message #1768725 is a reply to message #1768724] Sat, 22 July 2017 15:12 Go to previous message
Roparzh Hemon is currently offline Roparzh HemonFriend
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Finally, I found that "removing all perpectives" followed by "Open perspective" restores the normal view. Problem solved

[Updated on: Sat, 22 July 2017 15:14]

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