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2006
FlexBuilder (Eclipse) Hide/Show All Panels

You may know this already, I just discovered it by mistake. Double click on the file name tab in FlexBuilder (and Eclipse) to hide all panels expanding the editor window, double click again to restore the panels (just like F4 in Dreamweaver). Now I just need a keyboard shortcut for this.

Comments (11)



  • Spike

    ctrl+m is your maximizing friend in Eclipse. You might want to give that a shot.

    #1Posted by Spike | Nov 1, 2006, 09:33 PM
  • David

    except CFEclipse grabs that for matching tag

    #2Posted by David | Nov 1, 2006, 09:39 PM
  • Spike

    Yeah, if you have cfeclipse installed it will do that. keybindings across plug-ins are downright nasty to create and manage from a plug-in development perspective, but it is possible to programmatically turn them on and off. I do that in most of the plug-ins I have written recently, but I don't do much CF development these days, so I don't have much incentive to work on it. I'll see if I can sort it out if I get a chance.

    In the meantime, you could always reassign either the CFEclipse or Eclipse keybinding so that you have a shortcut that works.

    #3Posted by Spike | Nov 1, 2006, 09:45 PM
  • Sean Corfield

    This behavior is true for any tab in any view in Eclipse - very useful! I often double-click the Perforce changelist tab to get a full-screen display of the files in each active changelist...

  • tanguyr

    here's a trick: map the same key for two different shortcuts in two different scenarios. My example:

    F12 = "Activate Editor" when "In Windows"
    F12 = "Maximize Active View or Editor" when "Editing Text"

    this way, you can first press F12 to jump into an editor window (if focus is on a view, such as search results) then subsequent presses of F12 will alternate between maximized and normal editor sizes.

    /t

    #5Posted by tanguyr | Nov 2, 2006, 07:19 AM
  • John Farrar

    The issue here is mainly an issue of getting more screen real estate. It is also nice to move stuff off to the side for "Fast View" If you click on the side (right click on Windows, don't know the Mac technique) by the tab in Project View and such and select the "Fast View" it will go to the right. Then just click the Icon on the right to get a temp view of the content that disappears once you click outside the section. Very helpful. (You can also set the "Fast View" again for a moment if you want the section to pursist when working with your code.)

  • dan

    I am so used to using cntrl + m to maximize a window. If you are the same the easiest thing to do is switch the shortcut for the cfeclipse find matching tag key.

    #7Posted by dan | Nov 2, 2006, 09:46 AM
  • John

    Who in the hell is even using Flex yet? I mean really, CF is near-death, why another loser development platform that is a bitch to setup and use. Oh, and slow, since it requires Java.

    #8Posted by John | Nov 3, 2006, 11:14 AM
  • Ben Forta

    Great, another whiny loser. Nice post 'John'. If you are too pathetic a wimp to post a real name and e-mail address or link then you don't deserve a response. Now go turn off your Gameboy, put away your Star Trek posters, crawl out of your mother's basement, kiss a girl, and get a life. Then when you have grown up a bit we can have a mature civilized discussion. Maybe.

    --- Ben

    #9Posted by Ben Forta | Nov 3, 2006, 03:45 PM
  • Jacksonville Web Design

    HA! Ben that is very funny! I was looking (googling) for how to fully maximize the eclipse window - I mean FULL SCREEN like a browser - and wound up here. Reading your response to John made it worth visiting :~)... yeah... put away the Star Trek stuff and kiss a girl.. haha! You left out Dungeons and Dragons tho :~)

    Jim S.
    Jacksonville Web Design
    http://tentonweb.com/
    Jacksonville, FL USA

  • Chris Olberding

    Anyway, John, Flex isn't so much comparable to CF than to a more "adult" IDE to develop interactive applications than Flash.

    Christopher Olberding
    <a href="http://www.stationfour.com">station four web design</a>