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If you are referring to the breadcrumbs in the help file of a RCP application, there is only a manual way to do it.

Since Ganymede 3.4M5:

Initial Breadcrump GUI

  • Michael Borgwardt mentions the toolbar icon dd
  • Slava Semushin provides a native shortcut based on Ctrl+3+bread, which points directly to the Toggle Java Editor Breadcrumb option.
  • Shachi reminds us below that you can right-click on any icon on the breadcrumb, and select the entry named "Hide Breadcrumb".

Hide breadcrumbs

Original answer (manual way, through key mapping)

Find the file\advanced\breadcrumbs.css and replace its contents with.

.help_breadcrumbs {
   display: none;

For the Java Editor breadcrumb, you need to assign a shortcut to the "Toggle Java Editor Breadcrumb" command (I have tested Alt+B, for instance)

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That shortcut will make the breadcrumb bar appear/disappear at will.


When you see the BreadCrumb toolbar, right-click on the green class icon and then from the menu options click on Hide Breadcrumb.


In Juno: type 'Bread' and select 'Toggle Java Editor Breadcrumb'


It very simple just right click in your class editor then select bread crumb or directly right click in top of your class in tool bar then select hide breadcrumb then its done.


Change property from true to false in your org.eclipse.jdt.ui.prefs file.


Something like

Customize Perspective, choose the Commands tab. In the Available command group, choose Java Editor Presentation. The Toolbar details shows the button for Toggle Breadcrumbs, which looks like a folder with a C in a circle with a black triangle on top of it.

Despite my absolute lack of experience with Eclipse, I suppose this setting must appear in other Presentation items too. After the button's enabled, all you have to do is click it. Or not?


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In the toolbar, toggle bread crumb option.


Look for this icon in the toolbar:
button to click

This button toggles the Breadcrumb view on/off.

(I'm using Eclipse 3.7, and it's there by default)


  1. RightClick on any icon on breadcrumb.
  2. There is an option named HIDE BREADCRUMB.
  3. Click it and you are done. :D


Another way which works for me at Eclipse Indigo (3.7): press Ctrl+3 and type bread, after that click on item Toggle Java Editor Breadcrumb.


With the editor window focussed, look for this icon in your toolbar: button to click

And click on it. That's all. The icon is present by default, but can be deactivated, in which case you have to activated as in MvanGeest's answer.

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