After downloading completely, your artifacts search feature is ready to use.
The Maven Repositories view is also intelligent enough to keep track of any repositories that have been added to your project via your Maven Settings, an active Maven Profile, or that have been added directly to a project's POM.If that file is not download or not exist due to any reason, Maven's dependency search will not work in Eclipse.That's why you need to check the option "Download repository Index updates on startup".You can also get this if the new workspace hasn't yet downloaded the index either from Maven central or from the proxy.(This is the best one as you just have to wait a while and it will work itself out.) actually I have the two workspaces open (in two different eclipses), in one of them it works and not the other, so it can't be a proxy or internet connection problem. I think you might be right about the downloaded index, but I don't know how to download it (i've been having this problem since yesterday so it's useless to wait)BTW - is a file found in the .m2 folder in your user folder. I have tried that with no luck, but Reindex would only reindex my local maven repository (libs I already have) ?