Share a recently developed Eclipse plugin:
The idea is simple.
Assume you are already familiar with “Package Explorer” and “Navigator” view in eclipse, which can help us a lot in viewing the directory structure during development.
But have you had a chance to want to open the directories and files there in the system file browser, say “Windows Explorer”?
I usually do, and I almost repeat the same routine everyday (Right click the directory-> Choose Properties -> Copy the Location-> Open Explorer(e.g. “My Computer”) -> Paste the Location -> Enter), which make me feel boring and silly.
That’s also why I create the plugin. (MyEclipse seems have included that function too, but the bad news is it’s huge and it’s not free)
The plugin makes things easy and quick, just select the directories or files and click the button, and you will get what you want.
Not only save my time, but also let me focus on what I was doing :)
So I shared it with you guys, hope this could also save your time.
HOW TO INSTALL
The installation is pretty simple.
Download the jar file below, which currently support Eclipse 3.2 and later, both Linux (with nautilus) and Windows.
(Change “openexplorer_100.jar” to “openexplorer_1.0.0.jar”, wordpress seems doesn’t support multiple “.”)
Put it into your Eclipse plugin directory, which is:
Restart Eclipse workbench, and that’s it.
To uninstall, just remove the jar.
Good Luck, and hope it could help.