Tyler: Welcome to the dark side. First, every time I open up my eclipse project it just shows the project I first created--when I add others, will I be able to switch easily? Yes, once you understand the concept of a workspace all will become clear. Second, I'm looking at playing with some libraries--I need something for serialization and sound. How does one install a library into eclipse? Depending upon your definition of a library the task differs. Each program / project that you write will have import statements at the class level of each class. These imports can both be internal java libraries or external third party libraries. In this context, a library is a jar file. A plugin at times has been called a library but it truly is a plugin. You also have the means to create a User Library which I wrote of earlier this week with a step by step tutorial. So, I believe that answers both your questions. Jim C. -----Original Message----- From: program-java-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:program-java-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Littlefield, Tyler Sent: September 18, 2013 12:37 PM To: program-java@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [program-java] a couple of questions regarding eclipse hello all: I had a couple questions i was hoping someone could help me with. First, every time I open up my eclipse project it just shows the project I first created--when I add others, will I be able to switch easily? Second, I'm looking at playing with some libraries--I need something for serialization and sound. How does one install a library into eclipse? does everyone just have like a C:\javalibs directory or something where they can put everything? Finally I like to type in a class name and hit . and tab to see what methods there are. When I hit enter on a method though, it fills in what it expects. Can I make it both not do that as well as allow me to use letters to jump to the methods I want? Thanks, -- Take care, Ty http://tds-solutions.net He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave.