Disabling the Build Automatically option

By default, the Eclipse workbench is configured to build projects automatically. However, for C/C++ development you should disable this option, otherwise your entire project will be rebuilt whenever, for example, you save a change to your makefile or source files. Click Project > Build Automatically and ensure there is no checkmark beside the Build Automatically menu item.

Menubar showing Project selection

Related concepts
Build overview

Related tasks
Building Manually
Defining Project Build settings
Building projects

Related reference
Make Builder page, C/C++ Properties window

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