I had been using eclipse for quite a while and didn't know that there is such an option such as Fast Views, which really helps reclaim much needed screen state on my 1024x768 resolution challenged bookah wookah.
Just right click on the title bar of the view and select the Fast View. It minimizes your view to a single icon on the bottom (default). But you can place it either on the left or right portion depending on your preference.
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