Categories Uncategorized Is Eclipse SLOWING You Down? July 12, 2013 | 10 Views | Nick Archontis more by this author SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java Java eclipsegarbageidejava share share tweet share Follow Hi All, Just goto Windows-> Preferences and check the ‘Show Heap Status’ . And press The Garbage Collector Button. Here’s the before and after results. Voila! ! ! Thanks Nick. Alert Moderator To report this post you need to login first. 3 Replies 3 Comments You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post. Tobias Hofmann July 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm I am pretty sure there are many more things that can slow Eclipse down, like number of open projects, background processes, and bad Eclipse performance that should be resolved with Kepler. So, does running GC really help? like (0) Nick Archontis Post authorJuly 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm Hi Tobias, Of course there are variables that can slow down or Eclipse IDE. Mainly the number of projects open, the local server, etc etc. I just find it useful having this Heap parameter and showing us memory usage. My computer has only 4gig. and I can see it being sluggish when having many app open. What is Kepler? I never heard of this before. Cheers Nick. like (0) Tobias Hofmann July 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm Eclipse Kepler: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/index-developer.php Eclipse Release 4.3. You can try to increase the heap of your Eclipse JVM, giving Eclipse more space and decreasing the need of GC. As many programs, Java tries to make efficient use of the available RAM. Allocated but not used RAM is something Java tries to fill with content. After running a GC, how much time does it take for Eclipse to fill it up again? like (0) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.