Extras for Eclipse: Neon Update

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Extras for Eclipse: Neon Update

A change in Eclipse Neon made it necessary to update Extras for Eclipse. Unfortunately, the Toggle Full Screen command uses the same key binding, Alt+F11, as the Launch Dialog (see this bug for the details).

Hence the key binding for the Launch Dialog had to be changed to Shift+F11. We are sorry for the disruption and hope you will soon become acquainted with the new key combination.

What Else Is New

A few enhancement have made it into Extras for Eclipse since I wrote about it the last time.

A little earlier, an option to terminate running processes before relaunching was added. This feature was designed with launching processes in mind that occupy a system-wide resource. For example, a process that listens on a particular port.

Extras for Eclipse Launch Dialog

If you check the Terminate before Relaunchoption from the dialog’s drop-down menu, all currently running processes of the launch configuration will be terminated before relaunching. This puts an end to Address already in use errors and the like.

For a complete list of changes please visit the news page.


Extras for Eclipse is available from the Eclipse Marketplace. If you want to give it a try, just drag the icon to your running Eclipse:

Drag to your running Eclipse workspace.

If you prefer, you can also install Extras for Eclipse directly from this software repository:

In the Eclipse main menu, select Help > Install New Software…, then enter the URL above and select Extras for the Eclipse IDE. Expand the item to select only certain features for installation.

Please note that a JRE 8 or later and Eclipse Luna (4.4) or later are required to run this software.

Let Me Know…

If you find something not working or if you would like to see an improvement somewhere, please leave a comment or file an issue.

But of course, I am even happier to see if you find this useful. You can find me on Twitter @ rherrmann71, or give the GitHub repository a star!

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