Overview plugin for Eclipse 1.0.30

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Hi Sandip,

Firstly let me say, awesome plugin, I use it everyday.

One thing though, I have another awesome plugin called Log Viewer, installed from here, logviewer.eclipselabs.org.codespot.com/git/de.anbos.eclipse.logviewer.update. It's got some nice features like tailing files right inside a view in Eclipse, amongst other things.

I find that occassionally when Log Viewer has focus, the Overview plugin will lock up and causes the rest of Eclipse to lock up as well. I have no option then but to kill Eclipse and restart. I think it may be to do with the tailing option whereby the log is constantly being updated and Overview tries to repaint the view for the updated file every few milliseconds.

Well that's my observation at least. Also I'm using Eclipse 4.4.1.


Hi Zahir,


Can you try by uninstalling/disabling Overview plugin (or simply closing the Overview view) and see if the symptom persists. If it does then it may not be the overview plugin. If it does persist...let me know with a comment - also include any relevant log messages from Eclipse error log. Then I will try it and see what is happening.

One thing though - when the content of StyledText changes, Overview plugin simply stops updating itself until it gains focus, or user explicitly refreshes the view or the document content is saved etc. So I am not sure why Overview plugin is causing the issue.

In any case after I hear from you, I can try it and try to diagnose the issue.


I meant to say:

If it does NOT persist...let me know with a comment

It's a great plugin! Better than Sublime's in my opinion. Only problem is that it goes white when editing :( I'm using the Dark Juno and Eclipse Color Theme plugins as well if that makes a difference. Please don't abandon this project :D

Hi Brian,

The generally the idea is that if you are editing, you are not interested in the overview. Having said that, I have updated the plugin such that if you give focus back to Overview View it will refresh. Alternatively you can force the refresh by using the (default) keybinding M1+M2+M3+O for the Refresh Overview command. You can change this to something else using Preferences > Keys.

I also agree that the view going blank may be jarring. So what I am thinking is that I can simply suspend the updated when editing starts and resume it on demand like above. Stay tuned.

I am not abandoning this plugin as I myself use it :) and planning to continue to support it.

great plugin !!!

is it supposed to do that ( i'm using a dark eclipsecolorthemes.org -- railcast ) everytime i hit Enter on the editor window ?... seems like a bug.

Yes, for now. It will come back as a soon as you save or goto some other editor and come back. I did not want to slow down editing by constantly updating the Overview view as you edit your source code. The idea is that if you are editing you are not interested in the Overview at that moment. I think I can add a refresh button though.

The Overview View now refreshes when it gains focus.
The Overview View can be forced to refresh with M1+M2+M3+O keybinding for Refresh Overview command.

Actual latest version is 1.0.27.
And it changed behavior: now it not View, but tryies to integrate into perspective.
The results is NPE from time to time.
I wish this behavior would be configurable,
but the author have not updated code for several months.

1.0.28 came out, the project is alive