|Re: Eclipse Juno themes [message #845136 is a reply to message #844978]
||Sat, 14 April 2012 19:43
| Russell Bateman
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
On 2012.04.14 9:45, Yurx Cherio wrote:|
> Some application wrongfully assume that the default system background color is white and build the UI based on that assumption. I am surprised to discover that the new Eclipse versions (e.g. 4.2M6 I am looking at) make that assumption. The new Eclipse UI looks odd and inconsistent :? with non-white system backgrounds. (see screenshot).
> My advice to the developers is to be consistent. If you want to force white background then do that and ignore system colors. However if you want to rely on the system color palette then don't make assumptions about those colors, e.g. that that the system text background is always white. You either use your own theme with all colors you want or entirely rely on the system theme/palette.
I agree: so much so that even earlier versions of Eclipse work badly on
Ubuntu being annoying when not positively unreadable for some situations
(like Javadoc pop-ups, errors, etc.). This has long forced me to adopt
the Clearlooks theme, a white background theme. I have never been able
to adjust the colors via Preferences to any working or acceptable point.
While this doesn't annoy me too much (being forced to adopt this theme
for my entire Ubuntu experience), it's seem a bit ridiculous to force it
My Windows experience with Eclipse never created this problem for me.
I'm guessing that most Eclipse developers are Windows-oriented.
I'm a white/wheat/light background sort of guy. I'm speaking from
Lucid/Maverick and earlier versions of Ubuntu, also SuSE 10.x. I don't
know what that ghastly Unity desktop brings to the equation.
(Hope my comments aren't too random.)
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