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Multiple Consoles in Eclipse

Jeff Storey
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Joined: Apr 07, 2007
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Is there a way to display multiple console windows in Eclipse, such that each one shows a different process. I can change the process being viewed on one of the consoles, but as soon as the other process prints something, it switches both consoles to show that. Thanks.
Jay Damon
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Joined: Jul 31, 2001
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I don't think you can open multiple Console views, at least in the same window. However, you can click on the Pin Console icon to "pin" the console to a specific process and avoid the switching.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Oooh, this is wicked! I never actually needed to to this, but it turns out there's a couple of useful decorations on the console window to permit opening multiple consoles and managing them. This is Eclipse 3.1 I'm using, BTW. Haven't yet moved up to Callisto.

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N Bilal

Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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You can view Multiple Consoles in Eclipse

I am using Eclipse 3.3.1 and Standard Console have drop down Icon (Little window with + sign), Please select New Console view from that option. This will bring up new Console and from Display Selected Console you can set the desired application.
Tim Holloway
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Oooh, dawgies can you display multiple consoles! If you look closely on the Console View's top bar, you'll see a dropdown list control that permits you to select one of several consoles (typically things like debug and build). Or create a new console. If that's not enough, right-click on the tab and select a Detached View - you'll get a freestanding window.

Other useful features are the "Fast View" and "Pin" facilities.
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