Filtering Unwanted Projects In Eclipse

Well, after a while developing on Eclipse; you seem to have a lot of projects in your Package Explorer.

Yep; you can filter them by clicking on the "View Menu" icon(or by pressing Ctrl+F10) and selecting the "Filters…" option from there; but all you get is to filter projects that you don’t want to see.

What if I want to filter the projects that I want to see? Yeah, I know, they probably wanted you to create a Working Set and filter the projects according to that.(Which is a good way of achieving this purpose by the way)

Still though, do you want to be able to filter the projects that you wanted to see?(and still be able to filter using Working Sets of course)

Well then, someone thought of this obviously, and wrote an -well, actually two- Eclipse plug-ins for it.

One is a Filter Package Explorer,

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and the other one is a Go To Project action.

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You can get them from here:

Go to Project Action
Filter Package Explorer

or directly from the developer’s blogpost.

All you need is to download these 2 jar files and save them under <your-eclipse-directory>\plugins.

The shortcut for the "Go to Project" action is Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Q.

You can add the Filter Package Explorer view from Window->Show View->Other.. by typing "FP" to filter the other views. You can now close the old Package Explorer view since there is no need for it.

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