You can start Eclipse from the Run menu as
Depending on installation of Eclipse, the path may vary.
First you will get the splash screen.
Then you would be asked to choose an eclipse workspace.
Then you will get the Eclipse Welcome Screen. The welcome screen is only shown for the first time. After that you will always see The default view of Eclipse
As shown in the image, go to the workbench. You will see the normal Eclipse screen.
These are some of the different ways you can start the Eclipse IDE.
You can start it:
From the GUI. Double click on Eclipse executable
Command line or the Run menu. Execute eclipse command. (If the eclipse command is in path.)
On Windows, you maybe able to use either of the command depending on where you installed Eclipse or what your path settings are.
C:\eclipse\eclipse.exe eclipse.exe eclipse
Similarly, for Linux
/opt/eclipse/eclipse /home/user/opt/eclipse/eclipse eclipse
For simplicity, we would use eclipse as the common command between Linux and Windows. And assume eclipse executable is in path.
Pass optional command line arguments:
# eclipse -vmargs -Xmx<memory size> eclipse -vmargs -Xmx700m
For convenience, we can also create separate desktop shortcuts with Eclipse specific startup settings.
Eclipse is based on Java. You can change settings that effect Java.
The Java Virtual Machine used:eclipse -vm c:\java6\jre\bin\javaw
Amount of startup memory allocated:eclipse -vmargs -Xms100m
Amount of maximum memory allocated to Eclipse:eclipse -vmargs -Xmx700m
Other JVM parameters:eclipse -vmargs -XX:MaxPermSize=400m -Xms100m -Xmx700m