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Restoring disappeared context menu items in Eclipse

A recent problem we have had with Eclipse is where on one particular developer's PCs some of the options in the right-click context menu were not available. These options were also only not available on non-'build path' source folders. It was a very strange issue but we did manage to solve it:

Choose the 'Reset Perspective' option from the 'Window' menu to restore all the default options which includes the right-click context menus!

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Why are User-Agents so confusing?

I colleague pointed me in the direction of a very funny and very true post from the blog:

History of the browser user-agent string

The last part really points out the mess that the current browsers are in:
and Chrome called itself Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/525.13, and the user agent string was a complete mess, and near useless, and everyone pretended to be everyone else, and confusion aboundedHow is any website meant to know what rules to use now?

UPDATE: Here is a great resource for testing out different user-agents:

User Agent String.Com

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