How to increase the number of recent workspaces in the eclipse based IBM RAD (Rational Application Developer) IDE?

Did you sometimes get annoyed because you had lots of your workspaces and the eclipse IDE just showed last 5 of those workspaces in the recently opened workspace list? I would love to see at least ten or 15 of my recent workspace on that list because it saves my time browsing to that workspace location. There is a simple way to change the number of recently changed workspaces to show more workspaces. Here is how you do it.

  • Open the folder: C:Program Files\IBM\SDP\configuration.settings
  • Edit the file: ‘org.eclipse.ui.ide.prefs’
    • Change MAX_RECENT_WORKSPACES to desired value.

Content of sample file:

#Wed Apr 13 15:24:50 CDT 2011

RECENT_WORKSPACES_PROTOCOL=3

MAX_RECENT_WORKSPACES=15

SHOW_WORKSPACE_SELECTION_DIALOG=true

eclipse.preferences.version=1

RECENT_WORKSPACES=C:\Workspaces\CQCodeReviewnC:\Workspaces\TempWSnC:\Workspaces\CSSVNnC:\Workspaces\CQTempTrunknC:\Workspaces\CQ
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