macOS Eclipse Launcher

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2022-03 (4.23), 2021-12 (4.22), 2022-06 (4.24), 2022-09 (4.25), 2022-12 (4.26), 2023-03 (4.27), 2023-06 (4.28), 2023-09 (4.29), 2023-12 (4.30), 2024-03 (4.31), 2024-06 (4.32), 2024-06 (4.33)

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Solution Description

A little utility for macOS that adds a Open Workspace menu entry which when activated opens the selected workspace in a new Eclipse instance. In addition Eclipse instance icons get a badge with the workspace name. This can be set in Preferences > General > Workspace. If unspecified the last segment of the workspace path will be used.

Note that OS X 10.6 or newer is required as this feature relies on the open command's ability to pass on arguments. Eclipse IDE 2021-12 is the minimum Eclipse version required for the 3.0.3 build as support for M1 based macs has been added.

Issues are reported in GitHub and comments go to @torkildr.

Categories: General Purpose Tools

Tags: workspace, OS X, Badge

Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: 2022-03 (4.23), 2021-12 (4.22), 2022-06 (4.24), 2022-09 (4.25), 2022-12 (4.26), 2023-03 (4.27), 2023-06 (4.28), 2023-09 (4.29), 2023-12 (4.30), 2024-03 (4.31), 2024-06 (4.32), 2024-06 (4.33)

Platform Support: Mac

Organization Name: Torkild U. Resheim

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 15:28

License: EPL

Date Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:20

Submitted by: Torkild Resheim

Date Ranking Installs Clickthroughs
July 2024 225/620 33 5
June 2024 185/681 117 11
May 2024 217/682 88 21
April 2024 203/687 112 17
March 2024 180/694 152 6
February 2024 200/687 108 8
January 2024 179/691 141 7
December 2023 189/671 123 16
November 2023 194/686 139 22
October 2023 191/673 147 23
September 2023 187/663 137 17
August 2023 179/673 134 22
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Hello! I installed the plugin in the 2019-06 eclipse and neither the "Open Workspace" menu nor the workspace badges appear. Everything worked with the previous eclipse version. Am I the only one experiencing issues with 2019-06? Is there any workaround? Thanks!


I was using this plugin on eclipse Luna and it was working perfectly. I recently upgraded to eclipse Photon and installed plugin again. Now, everytine I restart eclipse, badge gets cleared. After I go to eclipse->preferences->workspace : and change workspace name to different value, it comes back. Any idea ?

Using Eclipse EE 4.10, it is not possible to find the plugin in MarketPlace using the internal client whatever the query string.
Browsing in the MarketPlace using the internal navigator, it is possible to find the plugin but the Install button does not work.
I installed the plugin adding the source site as source in the 'Install new software' menù.

I love this plugin. Recently tried installing via install button but didnt work. Searched specifically using name, but couldnt find in marketplace

Finally installed using update site. But having it in marketplace helps.


many thanks. I was missing this little feature for quite a while. Now, it is back again. Great! 



Not working on Eclipse Oxygen 2 - 4.7.2 with java 8 on Mac Siera 10.12.6.  The plugin installs, but could not see the "open workspace" option in the list of File menu.

Just upgraded to Eclipse Mars, and the first thing I added is the indispensable OS X Eclipse Launcher plugin. Thanks for this useful little plugin!

I just migrated to a mac, and not being able to open multiple eclipse instances was a problem to me. This plugin is very useful, solves this problem perfectly. Just what I needed!