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How to full screen in Eclipse using plugin

📅 2015-May-28 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ eclipse, full screen, plugin ⬩ 📚 Archive

Eclipse has no option to display in full screen mode! By full screen mode, we mean that Eclipse occupies the entire display, with the Dash (on the left) and Panel (on the top) hidden. This is typically achieved in other applications by pressing F11. Note that, there is a maximize mode where the current Edtitor window is maximized, but this is different from full screen.

Thankfully, this can be achieved using the Eclipse Full Screen plugin.

  1. Download the plugin zip file from here.

  2. Unzip the file and copy the .jar file to the plugins directory of your Eclipse.

  3. Close Eclipse and start it again.

  4. To go full screen, click Window -> Full Screen or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + Z.

Tried with: Eclipse Full Screen 1.0.7, Eclipse 4.4.2 and Ubuntu 14.04