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'Properties' and 'Preferances' tabs used in eclipse

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Hi,

In eclipse on a particular project(java or web project let us say Xyz) I see properties. Same way i select Xyz project and went to top Windwo--->Preferences I see some otopns. I feel Properties options and Preferances options are same or similar. I did not understand the use, difference between 'Properties' and 'Preferances' tabs used in eclipse

please advise
Any links resources ideas highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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The "Preferences" window applies to everything in your current workspace. The "Properties" window applies to the selected project only. Settings in the "Properties" window can override settings in the "Preferences" window. Eclipse usually tells you when that happens.
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Does options like line numbers is in both places? please advise
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Is there is something for all the workspaces not just one worksapce for entire eclipse. Let us say i want to keep Line Numbers on no matter which workspace i open without everytime setting it myself? please advise
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Does options like line numbers is in both places?

You will have to check for yourself. Both windows have a search field in the upper-left corner that you can use.

Is there is something for all the workspaces not just one worksapce for entire eclipse.

Not that I know of.

When an editor has focus, by the way, the current line number should appear somewhere around the lower-right corner of the window. You can also hit Ctrl-L and type a number to jump straight to that line.
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