Eclipse tasks in the Tasks view serve as reminders of things you need to do. For example, compilation errors appear in the Tasks view; you can click them to jump to the lines containing the errors. So, how can you add and manage your own tasks to the Tasks view?
You can create a task in the Tasks view by right-clicking the view and selecting New Task. This opens the New Task dialog, in which you can create the task.
The New Task dialog is shown in Figure 2-12. Enter the name of the new task, select a priority level, and click OK.
Figure 2-12. Creating a new task
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You also can create a new task by right-clicking the marker bar in an editor and selecting Add Task. You can also click the button with three + signs in the Tasks view's toolbar.
The new task will appear in the Tasks view, as shown in Figure 2-13.
Figure 2-13. The new task
You can delete tasks you add to the Tasks view by right-clicking them and clicking the Delete button or by selecting the tasks and pressing the Delete key.
Tasks also have a completion status, which you can set by right-clicking the tasks and clicking Mark Completed. When you want to delete all completed tasks, right-click the Tasks view, and click Delete Completed Tasks.
2.14.4 See Also
Chapter 1 of Eclipse (O'Reilly).