Hide eclipse’s toolbar, permanently

I’ve been a long time eclipse user since 3.0. What has bug­gered me since that time is the mys­te­ri­ous tool­bar – there is no way to turn it off! Since I think around eclipse 3.3 they added an option on the right click menu to “Hide Toolbar”, but that is only tem­po­rary. The tool­bar creeps right back in on restart!

eclipse-toolbar-right-click

After some LONG time strug­gle with the eclipse PDE (Plug-​in Devel­op­ment Envi­ron­ment), I finally rolled out this little plug-​in that hides the tool­bar for me on eclipse start up.

Man, I still cannot believe how much time it took to actu­ally write a simple plug-​in like this! Maybe that’s a reason why the eclipse plug-​in scene hasn’t seen much advances lately – there’s too darn little resources! I mean, for the most of us, dig­ging through API and classes man­u­ally aren’t the most pleas­ant thing to do.

Please go check out the Google Code project page or use this update site directly:

https://kizzx2.com/eclipse/hide-toolbar/updates/

P.S. I prob­a­bly will write some ecilpse plug-​in tuto­ri­als later, if I feel like it. So please stay tuned!

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