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file name tab does not show the entire name! [message #466360] Mon, 09 January 2006 13:25 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: shawn_schroedel.homedepot.com

Currently, when to many files are open, it starts to trim the end of the
file name off in the tabs at the top. Instead of viewing the entire file
name, it ends with a "...". In other editors like Forte, you see the
ENTIRE file name and if too many files are open, it just starts a new row
of file name tabs. Is there a plug in so that I can view the entire file
name?

I don't want to do the cntl-shift-w to view all the names, I'd like them
at the top. Thanks for your time.
Re: file name tab does not show the entire name! [message #466364 is a reply to message #466360] Mon, 09 January 2006 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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Probably better asked in eclipse.platform, but ...

I don't know of a plugin off hand, but the plugin would offer a
different presentation (eclipse ships with 2 presentations, 2.1 and 3.0).

Another option is to uncheck Window>Preferences>General>Appearance>Show
traditional style tabs

Then the editor title bar only has one title, and will display the
filename and as much of the project/path as it can.

CTRL+F6 can easily switch between editors, and CTRL+E will open up the
dropdown list.

Later,
PW


Re: file name tab does not show the entire name! [message #466367 is a reply to message #466360] Mon, 09 January 2006 15:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Alex Blewitt is currently offline Alex BlewittFriend
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Another way of avoiding this problem is to ensure that you only open up a small number of editors. For example, I run with a max of 8 editors; if I open up a 9th file, one of the previous 8 (generally the least-recently-used one) is closed. It can be configured to automatically open a 9th if all the other 8 have changes or are 'pinned'.

You can configure this in Window -> Preferences -> General -> Editors. Click 'close editors automatically' Change the number of editors opened before closing to your desired number, and then as you navigate through you'll only see that number of tabs.

You can also Control+F6 (and Shift+Control+F6) to get a window up showing all editors. When you release the key, it switches you to the selected editor.

These don't answer your original question; but it does give you some workarounds. I don't believe that you'll see a multi-tab row being implemented in Eclipse any time soon; all of the view aprts only have a single row of tabs at the top.

Alex.
Re: file name tab does not show the entire name! [message #466448 is a reply to message #466360] Tue, 10 January 2006 15:55 Go to previous message
Veronika Irvine is currently offline Veronika IrvineFriend
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The number of characters visible is configurable. Once upon a time this
feature was available throught the Preferences dialog but the GUI got
removed. However, the feature still exists and can be accessed as follows:


"you can specify

org.eclipse.ui/EDITOR_MINIMUM_CHARACTERS=<N>

in "<install> /plugins/org.eclipse.platform_3.1.1/plugin_customization.ini ".
<N> is
the number of characters that must be displayed for each tab. Setting this
to
a large number (e.g., 1000) effectively disables tab compression.
See:
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=22716

"Shawn Schroedel" <shawn_schroedel@homedepot.com> wrote in message
news:c627a7011d68b8fecebd372866701157$1@www.eclipse.org...
> Currently, when to many files are open, it starts to trim the end of the
> file name off in the tabs at the top. Instead of viewing the entire file
> name, it ends with a "...". In other editors like Forte, you see the
> ENTIRE file name and if too many files are open, it just starts a new row
> of file name tabs. Is there a plug in so that I can view the entire file
> name?
>
> I don't want to do the cntl-shift-w to view all the names, I'd like them
> at the top. Thanks for your time.
>
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