The Customize Welcome dialog which is opened using the "customize page" button above the Welcome screen allows you to modify the welcome appearance and content. You can select an overall theme, decide which pages will be available, and configure the order, layout, and visibility of the items within pages.
Note: The customize page button will only appear when the product is configured to use the Universal Welcome.
|Home Page Theme||This option will change the overall appearance of welcome.||Circles|
|Root Pages||Select the welcome pages you would like to see in welcome.||Overview, Tutorials, Samples, What's New|
|Apply settings to all products sharing this workbench||If you have multiple products sharing the same eclipse workbench, using this option will cause the changes for all of them, as opposed to only the currently running product.||Off|
Converts the current preferences in this page to XML
content compatible with the
|Available Extensions||Items in this container will not be shown in the selected welcome page.||N/A|
|Left Column||Items that should appear in the left half of the selected welcome page, arranged vertically from top to bottom. The bottom containers are explained below the table.||N/A|
|Right Column||Items that should appear in the right half of the selected welcome page, arranged vertically from top to bottom. The bottom containers are explained below the table.||N/A|
The importance is shown as an icon next to the item, and determines the item's
importance relative to others. Themes may use this information to present the items
differently, depending on their importance. To change the importance, click on the
icon and a drop down menu will appear. The possible settings are:
For each page, there are four quadrants in which to place items; two for each column. The quadrants will be separated in the presentation, and are used to classify distinct groups of items that should be kept separate from each other. If you do not want to separate items into four quadrants and only have columns, place all items in the top two quadrants.
Here is what the Customize Welcome dialog looks like: