Eclipse breakpoints hidden by gutter clutter: a workaround

In Eclipse, breakpoint icons tend to get obscured by other notification icons, like override or quick-fix notifications.

The workaround, as described in this bug comment, is to configure the breakpoint annotation type with additional display properties.

To do so, open General > Editors > Text Editors > Annotations and configure your breakpoint annotations as you see fit:

If you select “Text as: Dashed Box”, you can get something like this (note the dashed box around the method name, indicating a method entry breakpoint):

Not the prettiest solution, but at least that’s one less mild annoyance to deal with.

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