I don't quite customize Eclipse since it always resets the settings every time I create a new workspace (unless there's a way to keep the settings as I've set them)
File->Export->Settings in the original workspace, then File->Import->Settings in the new workspace?
That got my hopes up, but alas that only exports half of the settings
Customizations I do:
- specific source formatter settings that are 100% to my liking and I can just import for each workspace I create
- specific plugins;
testng (for unit tests)
jboss tools / maven integration (maven support)
subversive (SVN support)
Filesync (easy tool to sync class files and resources to a target directory upon saving the source)
And at the office we use checkstyle with a specific configuration setup too; I don't need that for my own projects.
I have a few default workspace settings I always activate/deactivate;
- disable spelling
- enable line numbers
- actions on save: fix imports, format source
- tabs to spaces (4 wide); this is mostly controlled through the source formatter, but I have to manually set it for XML and HTML files
- default to Java perspective; because I have the JavaEE release of Eclipse
- classic look & feel
Seeing the coloring settings in some of these posts, I'm inspired to try a dark background too.