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How to make eclipse search stop closing windows? [message #757364] Fri, 18 November 2011 01:28 Go to next message
cliff.wallach is currently offline cliff.wallachFriend
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I'm using eclipse for Android development with minimal plugins + SVN on Windows 7. Eclipse won't let me select and copy version numbers but it was downloaded a few months ago. I did a quick search here but didn't see this question. This is the situation:

1. Select Menu-->Search-->File, enter a string.

2. Search results appear in a window at bottom of screen.

3. Select first search result and then...
3a. A window opens with file at location of match.
3b. Search result window closes!

4. To see more search results I have to search again or tediously select Window-->Show view-->Search.

5. Upon redoing the search and selecting the second match...
5a. First file window closes!
5b. The second file with the match opens into a window.
5c. Search result window closes!


Two questions:

A. How to keep the search result window from closing? I want it stay open.

B. How to keep the first file window from closing? I want it stay open.

C. Bonus question. Can search display the files instead of making me click throught the directory structure to get to actual files?


Thanks


Re: How to make eclipse search stop closing windows? [message #758571 is a reply to message #757364] Wed, 23 November 2011 17:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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On 11/17/11 8:28 PM, cliff.wallach wrote:
> I'm using eclipse for Android development with minimal plugins + SVN on
> Windows 7. Eclipse won't let me select and copy version numbers but it
> was downloaded a few months ago. I did a quick search here but didn't
> see this question. This is the situation:
>
> 1. Select Menu-->Search-->File, enter a string.
>
> 2. Search results appear in a window at bottom of screen.
>
> 3. Select first search result and then...
> 3a. A window opens with file at location of match.
> 3b. Search result window closes!

The Search Results view is just like any other View in the Eclipse UI,
so it doesn't have any special "auto-hide" behavior.
If you post a screen shot of your Eclipse at step 2 we might be able to
spot how your UI is arranged that might explain the behavior you're seeing.

Eric
Re: How to make eclipse search stop closing windows? [message #758645 is a reply to message #758571] Thu, 24 November 2011 05:14 Go to previous message
David Wegener is currently offline David WegenerFriend
Messages: 1441
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
On 11/23/2011 11:43 AM, Eric Rizzo wrote:
> On 11/17/11 8:28 PM, cliff.wallach wrote:
>> I'm using eclipse for Android development with minimal plugins + SVN on
>> Windows 7. Eclipse won't let me select and copy version numbers but it
>> was downloaded a few months ago. I did a quick search here but didn't
>> see this question. This is the situation:
>>
>> 1. Select Menu-->Search-->File, enter a string.
>>
>> 2. Search results appear in a window at bottom of screen.
>>
>> 3. Select first search result and then...
>> 3a. A window opens with file at location of match.
>> 3b. Search result window closes!
>
> The Search Results view is just like any other View in the Eclipse UI,
> so it doesn't have any special "auto-hide" behavior.
> If you post a screen shot of your Eclipse at step 2 we might be able to
> spot how your UI is arranged that might explain the behavior you're seeing.
>
> Eric
My guess is that at some point, you minimized the view which converted
it into a Fast View. Fast Views pop up over the workbench when they
have data to display or are selected. Moving focus to another view
(clicking on the view, opening a file, etc) minimizes the fast view back
to the border. Look around the borders of the Workbench. If you see an
icon for the Search view, this is what happened. You can restore it to
a regular view by clicking the restore icon in the border Fast View area.
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