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How to change the size of the GUI elements (window/tab borders and buttons size) [message #772346] Thu, 29 December 2011 15:02 Go to next message
ysap Missing name is currently offline ysap Missing name
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The default Eclipse GUI is defined such that the graphic elements are pretty big. This means that the tabs and window borders, as well as the various buttons, take a considerable percentage of the Eclipse window real-estate area.

I normally work on an 1920x1200 monitor so it is not a big deal, but recently I had to present some work using a standard projector. C/C++ perspective was hard enough, but Debug perspective was unmanageable! There was almost no space for the actual contents as the screen was full with the GUI elements. I had to constantly change the tabs size to have some space in the view I wanted to examine.

How can I control the size of these GUI elements to reduce them to minimum?

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Re: How to change the size of the GUI elements (window/tab borders and buttons size) [message #772781 is a reply to message #772346] Fri, 30 December 2011 15:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Klaus Mr is currently offline Klaus Mr
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ysap Mising name wrote on Thu, 29 December 2011 10:02
The default Eclipse GUI is defined such that the graphic elements are pretty big.


I don't think that they are bigger than in other programs like Firefox for example.


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How can I control the size of these GUI elements to reduce them to minimum?


I think that it is not possible to change the size of Icons for example.

I would configure my own perspective in Eclipse and close all unimportant views and remove unimportant buttons from the toolbar:

http://help.eclipse.org/indigo/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.platform.doc.user%2Fconcepts%2Fconcepts-4.htm



You also could select smaller fonts:
http://help.eclipse.org/indigo/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.platform.doc.user%2Freference%2Fref-fonts.htm

Before you start a presentation switch to this optimised perspective first.

Regards,
Klaus



Re: How to change the size of the GUI elements (window/tab borders and buttons size) [message #774670 is a reply to message #772346] Wed, 04 January 2012 11:25 Go to previous message
Thibaut Caselli is currently offline Thibaut Caselli
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Maybe your problem comes from the Windows font size.
to change the font size go to :
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display
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