Perspective - plugin detail


NetBeans Plugin - Perspective
Plugin owner: theanuradha
Added: 2007-08-10
License: CDDL
Category: Utilities
Downloaded: 7,783 times
 4.13, by 12 users

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Download plugin   Download size: 0.03 MB   Last Update: 2008-04-02

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Download plugin   Download size: 0.03 MB   Last Update: 2008-04-02

What's new in this version

Lots of new features

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I just rename MultiMode View Plug-in to Perspective and Provide default Perspectives with module. I upload it to Plug-in portal . Please if you installed earlier version uninstall it and reset Window system invoking "Window" -> "Reset Windows" menu before install this new version . (Please use after 09/08 Dev build to use this plug-in ) See my blog for more info here

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Sourcecode at

FYI the sources are available at and
Posted by markiewb on Oct 28, 2013


Hello, do you plan to provide extension for php ?

2. can you please add ability to right click on tab and being able to move it into other group ? (you may even use netbeans current implementation of document groups)

3. it would be great if you can add all behaviors of Firefox's current implementation of this feature, they did great job on this

Thanks a bunch
Posted by vgrigory on Nov 26, 2012


Where is it possible to download source code for your plugin?
Posted by olegnk on Jan 25, 2011

move the toolbar

Love this plugin. I really needed it.

I'd like to be able to move the toolbar, or hide it completely. I was able to undock it, but was unable to re-dock it anywhere else. When I tried to close it, it goes back to its spot at the bottom of the screen.

My goal is to reclaim that space at the bottom of the window.
Posted by mclaborn on Apr 28, 2009

Works in NB6.5


I liked this plugin. Tested it in NB6.5 and it works.

with regards
Posted by tusharvjoshi on Dec 14, 2008

Found an NPE with 6.1 / Perspective :-)

at org.netbeans.modules.perspective.utils.ModeController.dock(
at org.netbeans.modules.perspective.utils.ModeController.switchView(
[catch] at org.netbeans.modules.perspective.utils.PerspectiveManagerImpl$
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(
at org.netbeans.core.TimableEventQueue.dispatchEvent(
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(
Posted by lebedkov on Aug 08, 2008

Mainstream please...

It would be really cool to have something like this in bundled with Netbeans.
Posted by flowolf on Jun 19, 2008


this is exactly what I have searched for. Thank You very much!
Posted by lebedkov on Mar 12, 2008

Must have.

Really good work!

Perspectives have to be inside netbeans by default.

I have some suggestions:

-To have an option to put the "switch buttons" in toolbar instead of statusbar, like eclipse.
-To be possible to have more than 2 buttons with perspectives, again like eclipse. Resize if possible.
-Automatic save of perspective.
-An option to have only icons, no names of perspectives.

Keep the good work!
Posted by onolox on Jan 26, 2008

Must have part II.

I am a eclipse user, and I think perspectives are a "mature" way to win the struggle with the endless windows, netbeans don't have need it until now because it not have need for it because plugins are not encouraged.

But now the plugins are simplier to made, and become other strong poing of netbeans, perspectives are a NECESSITY.

Soon or later they will include native perspectives in the netbeans.

Netbeans 6 are really powerfull, and you work made it more powerfull.
Posted by onolox on Jan 26, 2008


I love your work! I is very useful for me. The debug perspective is exactly what I want.
Posted by on Oct 11, 2007