I never used more than one workspace until Android forced me to do so (you can’t configure debug keystores on a project basis, so you really need different workspaces).
I’ve seen two bad things about working with several workspaces thus far:
- you lose all your settings when creating a new workspace (Eclipse only asks to copy perspectives from the current workspace, which is something but not enough)
- Eclipse kept showing me a bogus workspace that I never created in the
File/Switch Workspacemenu, plus it didn’t understand when I renamed one, so it started showing that workspace with both names (old and new)
The first issue can be solved by following these steps (which of course I discovered after doing them by hand… silly me).
As for the second, on MacOS go to your Eclipse installation folder (I have it in
Applications), then open
configuration/.settings/org.eclipse.ui.ide.prefs with a text editor.
The variable you’re looking for is called
RECENT_WORKSPACES, where workspaces are listed one for each line (I can actually see the ‘\n’ as line separators). Delete the silly ones, restart Eclipse, done!