1.5.6. Opening Files

To opening the file... double click. or drag and drop to the editor.

Sometimes, all files may not open directly into the editor. They are opened by the default system editor instead. e.g. The file.rtf. When double clicked it, it may open with opens in the default editor. What if you want to open it within Eclipse?

Right click → Open with


To edit the file with system default editor, select System Editor. Or choose Other... to edit file with some other editor.


Eclipse also supports, In place editor. It means, the file is being edited by the system editor but within Eclipse IDE.

The leading dot in the context menu means the file was previously opened with Text Editor

Option to open file in in-place-editor

file.rtf being edited in in-place-editor