ARM recommends that you select a dedicated workspace folder for your
workbench projects only. If you select an existing folder containing resources that are
not related to workbench projects, you cannot access them in Eclipse. These resources
might also cause a conflict later when you create and build projects.
Changes to the customized settings in the
dialog box are saved in your workspace. If you select a different workspace
then these settings might be different.
When Eclipse launches for the first time, the Workspace
Launcher dialog box opens enabling you to select your workspace.
On subsequent launches the last saved workspace is shown as the default
selection in the drop-down menu. You can select another workspace by clicking on the down
arrow or the Browse... button.
Figure 1-3 Workspace Launcher dialog box
If required, select the checkbox to disable the Workspace
Launcher dialog box from opening on subsequent launches.
Note You can change the default workspace at any time by
selecting Switch Workspace... from the File menu.
Alternatively, to open Eclipse and automatically link to a specific
workspace you can use the
command-line argument. For example:
Editing files outside Eclipse
Project sub-folders and files can be edited even when Eclipse is not
running. When you next launch Eclipse, the default preferences enable the relevant views to
refresh and update. Alternatively, if you change the default preferences to disable
auto-refresh, you can click on the updated sub-folder or file in the Project
Explorer view and select from the File menu.