If you develop software using Eclipse you might noticed that the indexing algorithm is powerful but might be reducing your setup performance. Eclipse is slowed down when you index too many files, for example from 3rdparty folders or other dependencies you don’t want to have indexed.
Building new filters in Eclipse
You can easily exclude the files by following these steps:
- Mark your project by clicking on the name in the package explorer, use a right click to get into the context menu, select Properties.
- Go to C/C++ General -> Paths and Symbols and select the topic Source Location in the window. Unfold your project folder and click on Edit Filter… on the right hand side.
- Then click on Add… to add a filter, for example 3rdparty/ to remove all plugins from a project.
Now your project should be faster and you should see a gray line crossing out the folder you filtered in your package explorer.