Abbreviate package names in Eclipse


I have rather long package names, and to see the class under construction I have to scroll a lot or waste a lot of screen space. I could abbreviate the package names with “Window | Preferences | Java | Appearance | Compress all package name segments, except the final segment”, but I’d rather prefer to see more than just the final segment.


You can configure package name abbreviations since Helios (3.6) onwards. Go to Window | Preferences | Java | Appearance to set up abbreviation rules.

For example, com.kennethbrodersen.simplepod could be configured to be displayed as {simple} with the rule com.kennethbrodersen.simplepod={simple}.

com.kennethbrodersen.simplepod.util.logging will then be presented as {simple}.util.logging.