J4: a new Eclipse user is a poor thing. Under a deadline, she had to figure out a ton of Eclipse jargons (in online help, config windows …) and get Eclipse to work, jargons like “perspective”.
A perspective IS-A “blanket layer” covering the entire Eclipse display window.
A perspective IS-A … basically a layout.
A perspective-layout HAS-A … panels (known as “views”) and menus.
When you switch to CVS perspective, you won’t see any java “panels”.
To refresh a “view”, click in the view first. Why refresh? U can make changes outside Eclipse !