Middle Click Closes Tab Eclipse Plugin iconMiddle Click Closes Tab Eclipse Plugin 1.0.0

Middle Click Closes Tab Eclipse Plugin makes it possible to close tabs in Eclipse with a middle mouse button click.
Middle Click Closes Tab Eclipse Plugin makes it possible to close tabs in Eclipse with a middle mouse button click.

In Firefox one can close a browser tab by clicking on it with a middle mouse button. This is much faster than using the tab close button, because of the much bigger target area. Especially this trick helps when closing multiple tabs. During such operation the remaining tabs get resized, and, as result, those little close buttons move around a lot.

Getting accustomed to closing tabs with middle click in Firefox, it is frustrating to find myself clicking on Eclipse editors tab trying to close them. "Middle Click Closes Tab" plugin brings this feature to Eclipse.

How it Works

Installation is very simple:

Drop the plugin in your Eclipse "plugins" directory.
Restart Eclipse with the "-clean" option.

Move a mouse cursor over a tab and click with a middle mouse button. The tab is gone!

To disable this functionality, just remove the plugin file from the Eclipse plugins directory, or disable it using the Eclipse plugin management tool.

The plugin was tested with Eclipse 3.1 - 3.3.

last updated on:
October 30th, 2007, 17:05 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Heavy Lifting Software
license type:
GPL v3 
category:
ROOT \ Utilities

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