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Changing Help Viewer Font Size / Changing UI Appearance [message #1700524] Fri, 03 July 2015 08:41 Go to next message
MaWo Mising name is currently offline MaWo Mising nameFriend
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Registered: July 2015
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I always struggled with the font sizes in the eclipse help viewer, e.g. in the cdt docs the font was to big since many years.
Now with mars I find that annoying big font size in the help content of jdt, too.
Is there a chance, e.g. with customization of css files (which one?), to change the font size in the help viewer window? If it's not possible to change the appearance of the help viewer the only way is to use my external brwoser to view the help, but I want to use the internal viewer whenever possible.

Thanks in advance

bye

Marcus
Re: Changing Help Viewer Font Size / Changing UI Appearance [message #1700578 is a reply to message #1700524] Sat, 04 July 2015 00:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MaWo Mising name is currently offline MaWo Mising nameFriend
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Registered: July 2015
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Hello,

I've done some investigations how to solve the problem, and now found a workaround: the help files are simple jar files in the plugins directory. I've found that every help file contains a file book.css. This file is very different in the different help files. Now I've copied the content of the file book.css in the git help file to the jdt and other help files. Now I can adjust everything by changing the .css files. But this is just a workaround, because it seems that there is no standard .css file recommended for help files (so every file can show different) and there is no standard way to change the font size in the internal help window. Now I take a look at the help window code to see if there is an easy way to change things such font size, font type etc.
Because I'm very new to changing the eclipse code I think that I need some help from experienced users/developers.

Any comments are welcome, you know Wink

bye

Marcus
Re: Changing Help Viewer Font Size / Changing UI Appearance [message #1700579 is a reply to message #1700578] Sat, 04 July 2015 00:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
Messages: 3799
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Senior Member

On 07/03/2015 06:07 PM, MaWo Mising name wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I've done some investigations how to solve the problem, and now found a
> workaround: the help files are simple jar files in the plugins
> directory. I've found that every help file contains a file book.css.
> This file is very different in the different help files. Now I've copied
> the content of the file book.css in the git help file to the jdt and
> other help files. Now I can adjust everything by changing the .css
> files. But this is just a workaround, because it seems that there is no
> standard .css file recommended for help files (so every file can show
> different) and there is no standard way to change the font size in the
> internal help window. Now I take a look at the help window code to see
> if there is an easy way to change things such font size, font type etc.
> Because I'm very new to changing the eclipse code I think that I need
> some help from experienced users/developers.
>
> Any comments are welcome, you know ;)
>
> bye
>
> Marcus

As it's a long holiday in the Unites States, you'll lose a lot of that
contingent until Monday. And, as we've arrived at the weekend, things
quiet down anyway no matter the country. So, understand that you're not
being ignored. I don't personally know anything about this issue, so I
don't have an answer for you.

Cheers
Re: Changing Help Viewer Font Size / Changing UI Appearance [message #1700606 is a reply to message #1700579] Sat, 04 July 2015 22:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MaWo Mising name is currently offline MaWo Mising nameFriend
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Registered: July 2015
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Oh yes, I know Smile

Of course it' absolutely no problem. Have a nice holiday!

Btw. here in Germany we have a hot weather period (about 100°F). So you can either relax in the swimming pool or do some computer stuff in the air conditioned bureau.

bye

Marcus
Re: Changing Help Viewer Font Size / Changing UI Appearance [message #1700609 is a reply to message #1700606] Sun, 05 July 2015 02:23 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
Messages: 3799
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Senior Member

On 07/04/2015 04:37 PM, MaWo Mising name wrote:
> Oh yes, I know :)
>
> Of course it' absolutely no problem. Have a nice holiday!
>
> Btw. here in Germany we have a hot weather period (about 100°F). So you
> can either relax in the swimming pool or do some computer stuff in the
> air conditioned bureau.
>
> bye
>
> Marcus

Yes, it's hot like that here in the Rocky Mountains (high deserts), but
it is ordinary at this time of year to reach well beyond 100°F (> 37°C).
This week we hit over 100° three days. Further south, near Phoenix, it
hits in the 110°-120°F range. At least the heat is dry, so it's not like
a sauna. But, if I lived in Phoenix, I'd have to have a pool.

Personally, I find a rock and crawl under it.

;-)
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