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Eclipse 4.2 appearance [message #892702] Fri, 29 June 2012 05:29 Go to next message
Enrico Horn is currently offline Enrico Horn
Messages: 11
Registered: April 2012
Junior Member
Hello,
I checked out the new eclipse 4.2 and I cant set the appearance the way I could with eclipse 3.7.
Is there a way to get the old appearance options back?

Thanks for your help
Re: Eclipse 4.2 appearance [message #892782 is a reply to message #892702] Fri, 29 June 2012 12:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
On 6/29/2012 5:29 AM, Enrico Horn wrote:
> Hello,
> I checked out the new eclipse 4.2 and I cant set the appearance the way
> I could with eclipse 3.7.
> Is there a way to get the old appearance options back?
>
> Thanks for your help

I want my tabs on the bottom setting back! :-(

I loathe tabs on the top of editor windows.

Someone should have done some real usability studies, with real users,
before deciding to force everyone to use the 'tabs on the top' setup.

Most of the time, I'm working at the BOTTOM of the text editor, typing
in new code. Why should I have to break my concentration completely to
look at the TOP of the screen, just to switch tabs?

Then again, a LOT of other, previous usability studies have been ignored
for years, such as the one that _proved_ it is faster to scroll around
in a window if the scroll-up/scroll-down (and scroll-left/scroll-right)
widgets are next to each other at the bottom right of the window.

As I understand things, with Juno, I'll have to learn EMF so I can
create my own custom theme for things that should have been the defaults
all along. <sigh>

Remember, just because "that's the way it's always been" has _NOTHING_
to do with whether it is the best and/or most efficient way.
Re: Eclipse 4.2 appearance [message #892907 is a reply to message #892702] Sun, 01 July 2012 14:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sopot Cela is currently offline Sopot Cela
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Registered: December 2010
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By appearance you meen ui colors or something more specifc? Maybe http://www.vogella.com/blog/2012/06/29/eclipse-4-2-is-ugly-change-the-theme/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter can help.
Re: Eclipse 4.2 appearance [message #893857 is a reply to message #892907] Thu, 05 July 2012 13:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul Webster
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Ottawa
Senior Member

Also, if a setting like tabs on the bottom is missing, please open a bug at https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi?product=Platform&component=UI

It would likely be controlled by the CSS, and we need to make sure that option is available.

PW


Re: Eclipse 4.2 appearance [message #953580 is a reply to message #893857] Mon, 22 October 2012 07:11 Go to previous message
Ian Gibbons is currently offline Ian Gibbons
Messages: 1
Registered: October 2012
Junior Member
Hi,

Added as bug:

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=392562


Regards

Ian
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