We hope that this feature will make it easier for users to stay in their regular development perspective for majority of their debugging tasks. For example here's a screen shot of the C/C++ perspective with the Debug view breadcrumb above the editor.
If you'd like to try debugging outside of the Debug perspective, there are two things you need to do:
- Disable the automatic switching of perspective when debugging happens. Go to Window->Preferences->Run/Debug->Perspectives and select Never for both of the options that start with Open associated perspective...
- Enable view management in your development perspective. Go to Window->Preferences->Run/Debug->View Management and select the check-box for your perspective. This will cause Variables, Breakpoints, and other debugger views to automatically appear and disappear when you need them.