What is a working set and how do I use it?
Author: Deron Eriksson
Description: This tutorial describes what an Eclipse working set is and how to use it
Tutorial created using: Windows XP || JDK 1.5.0_09 || Eclipse Web Tools Platform 1.5.4

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To get back our full listing of projects in our workspace, we can click the down arrow in the upper right corner of the Navigator view and select the 'Deselect Working Set' option.

Deselect Working Set

Now, we see that our original Navigator view of all of our projects has been restored.

Navigator View

Working sets are a great way of filtering sets of projects in the Navigator view. They are particularly handy when you have sets of projects that go together. For instance you might have a 'domain' project and a 'view' project and a 'utility' project and a 'build' project that all go together for one work assignment, yet you might have another assignment that consists of three other interrelated projects. You could create a Working Set for each of these assignments and switch between the sets using the Working Set pulldown menu available by clicking on the white downward arrow.

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