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Thursday, August 1, 2013

How to open multiple eclipse instances on Mac

Multiple instances of eclipse in mac can not be opened by default. While windows users have the privilege to run several eclipses at the same time. I was wondering if there is a way to the same in Mac.

Though there are other solutions like editing the eclipse.app etc, the best solution is to use "OSX Eclipse Launcher utility plugin".

Follow these simple instructions
  1. Go to help --> Eclipse Marketplace...
  2. Search for "OS X Eclipse laucher utility"
  3. Cick Install, Next, Finish and restart your eclipse.
Once the plugin is installed, click on File --> Open Workspace.  Here you go, a new instance of eclipse is opened with a new workspace.