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Views, Dialogs and Toolbar

Hierarchical project layout by default in Project Explorer To better handle multi-module, nested and hierarchical projects, the default project layout in Project Explorer view has been changed from Flat to Hierarchical.

You can restore the layout to Flat using the view menu ().


Console View now interprets form feed and vertical tab characters The interpretation of ASCII control characters in the Console View was extended to recognize the characters: \f - form feed and \v - vertical tab (in languages that support it).

This feature is disabled by default. You can enable it on the Run/Debug > Console preference page.

Result of formfeed interpretation. Insert newline and indent next line to column where formfeed was found in previous line.

Termination time in Console View The Console View label will now show the termination time of a process in addition to the launch time.


Preference to select resource rename mode A preference has been added in the General preferences page, that allows you to select the resource renaming mode in the Project Explorer: either open an inlined text field or a dialog. By default, the inline rename mode is selected.

The preference can also be specified via product customization:
  • org.eclipse.ui.workbench/RESOURCE_RENAME_MODE=inline
  • org.eclipse.ui.workbench/RESOURCE_RENAME_MODE=dialog

Note: Rename that would affect more than 1 resource is always performed with a dialog.

Rename mode in General preference page

Themes and Styling

Welcome screen in dark theme When Eclipse is in dark theme, the welcome screen also appears dark on macOS and Linux.

Welcome screen in dark theme

General Updates

Interactive performance Interactive performance has been further improved in this release.
Redraw is turned off by default during collapse and expand operations in tree viewer To improve interactive performance, redraw is turned off by default during the collapse and expand operation of tree viewers. This significantly improves these operations compared to drawing the updates synchronously.

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