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Unreadable entry fields in dialogs [message #1799622] Tue, 11 December 2018 12:51 Go to next message
Gennady Gozman is currently offline Gennady GozmanFriend
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I see few (actually three) entry fields in Eclipse Oxygen.3a (4.7.3a). I run Eclipse on Linux, Centos-7.4.1708 with OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM build 25.161-b14. My desktop theme is Adwaita.

The fields are not readable because the background is black and the font color is very similar to the background. All the fields have checkbox and it is checked. See the attached snapshots.

I've tried to change theme and to look for suitable Eclipse preferences without any success. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Re: Unreadable entry fields in dialogs [message #1799633 is a reply to message #1799622] Tue, 11 December 2018 16:58 Go to previous message
Patrick Moran is currently offline Patrick MoranFriend
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There should be a screen setting panel, either for your Eclipse or for your computer. It most likely is Eclipse. If it's something that is hard-coded, it may be set relative to a computer screen setting, e.g., if the highlight on your computer is light grey thenEclipse might make it twice as dark, for instance. On my computer, editing a file in Eclipse to copy and paste will put a sort of grayish green background color on the selected text. Maybe the color is what is called "teal." I don't know for sure where that is determined, but it should be in the settings somewhere as a background color.
There are lots of choices available and I'm not familiar with the screens in your photo.
Google for "set background color in eclipse" and then look at the Stack Overflow links. The top entry on this search gives directions that are not completely accurate for my version of Eclipse and may be out of date.]]
Hopefully one of those Stack Overflow links will give you the right clue.

I had another look at the two photos you provided. The common thing in the two is an image of a computer screen? in the blacked text input area. I wonder what that icon means in those contexts. Maybe that will tell you which background color choice you need to find.

[Updated on: Tue, 11 December 2018 17:03]

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