You want to turn on label decorators to get additional information about icons and buttons .
Select Window Preferences Workbench Label Decorations.
Label decorations augment the standard Eclipse icons displayed in various views. For example, if you archive a code file in a CVS repository and have label decorations turned on, the file's icon displays a small gold cylinder that isn't there otherwise .
To turn on label decorations, select Window Preferences Workbench Label Decorations, and select which decoration you want to use, as shown in Figure 2-10.
Figure 2-10. Selecting label decorations
We're going to use label decorations with Eclipse and CVS in Chapter 6. Once you've turned on label decorations, you can see at a glance which files have been stored in the CVS repository.
2.12.4 See Also
Recipe 6.6 on labeling files using version control.