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Eclipse IDE multiple java tabs/files opened

Hello, I have searched the ide's window preference - Editors preference page, the online help, and searched the internet.  I am sure the answer is there, but I am running out of time.
What I need to know is the Eclipse IDE preference setting for having multiple java files opened.
I had it funtioning properly, then it changed without me changing any of the settings.  As it is now, I can only have one java file/code open at a time.
thanks for your response.
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chima
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basav_comCommented:
Window > Preferences > General > Editors

Check that 'Show multiple Editor tabs'
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basav_comCommented:
See attached..

eclipse.JPG
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chimaAuthor Commented:
Yes, that is what I had done prior to submitting my question.  Guess what the solution is/was.  You are on the right path.  Being that you were quick at answering the question, which I appreciate.
I had to do one other step, might you know what that is?  You got the points, but I'll give you some time to respond.
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basav_comCommented:
Don't select the  + (plus sign) before the Editors.
Click on the 'Editors 'and in the right pane check that box.

After that click apply and then ok.
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basav_comCommented:
Restart the eclipse if you face some problems.
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chimaAuthor Commented:
basav com, you got it, I had to restart the IDE.  I thought that cured the problem, but now I can only have 3 files opened.  My Editor settings are set to 10 files.  
Any other suggestion?
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basav_comCommented:
Open some more files.. :)
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chimaAuthor Commented:
This might be the problem, but I used to be able to open as many files as I wanted before.  The files I am trying to keep open are coming from a "file search"?
Any thoughts on this?
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basav_comCommented:
Post the screen shot..
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chimaAuthor Commented:
basav, screen shot?  How can I attach my screen shot the way you did?

Please see attached file.  This is definitely the solution.  I had to select the "Close Editors automatically."

Editor-screen-shot.doc
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basav_comCommented:
basav, screen shot?  How can I attach my screen shot the way you did?  ---> If it is a image file (.jpg or .jpeg or .bmp etc... ) it will be showed in the way I have posted.
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basav_comCommented:
Click 'Restore Defaults' if you want to go back to original settings.
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chimaAuthor Commented:
basav, this is off the initial question, yet while we are at this juncture, please allow me to ask.
I am told that I need the "software" to be able to save the screen shot as an .jpg extencion.  Is this correct?
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basav_comCommented:
Yes .. use any image editor software.

The way you copy pasted to microsoft word software... copy paste that into the 'paint brush' (image editor software) and then save it.
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chimaAuthor Commented:
basav, at this moment I am downloading a MS image software.  I am hesitent to download from just any site.  The fear of having my work PC crashing at work is great.  Thanks for the help.
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basav_comCommented:
paint brush comes with the Microsoft XP installation. No need to download, you can open like this:

Windows + R key
type pbrush
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