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Inactive editor tabs shows the file name in light grey color which is hard to read [message #1836239] Fri, 25 December 2020 18:41 Go to next message
Milind Kamat is currently offline Milind KamatFriend
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Inactive editor tabs shows the file name in light grey color which is hard to read.

The issue is displayed in the image below with red borders
HTTPS imagebin.ca/v/5lzDJ0lEN0kn

Where do I change the inactive text editor tab colors?
Re: Inactive editor tabs shows the file name in light grey color which is hard to read [message #1836258 is a reply to message #1836239] Sat, 26 December 2020 21:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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Are you using some combination of a third party theme and an old release of Eclipse? Check the "Colors and Fonts" preference page's "View and Editor Folders" options.

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Re: Inactive editor tabs shows the file name in light grey color which is hard to read [message #1836260 is a reply to message #1836258] Sun, 27 December 2020 02:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nitin Dahyabhai wrote on Sat, 26 December 2020 21:56
Are you using some combination of a third party theme and an old release of Eclipse? Check the "Colors and Fonts" preference page's "View and Editor Folders" options.


I did use a third party color theme but I changed to Default theme which did not fix the issue

I then uninstalled the theme but still the issue is not resolved.

Further I deleted the eclipse installation directory and reinstalled the same.

My eclipse version is
Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developers (includes Incubating components)

Version: 2020-12 (4.18.0)
Build id: 20201210-1552

[Updated on: Sun, 27 December 2020 02:56]

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Re: Inactive editor tabs shows the file name in light grey color which is hard to read [message #1836268 is a reply to message #1836260] Sun, 27 December 2020 17:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I believe those preferences are tied to the workspace.

Nitin Dahyabhai
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Re: Inactive editor tabs shows the file name in light grey color which is hard to read [message #1836270 is a reply to message #1836268] Sun, 27 December 2020 18:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nitin Dahyabhai wrote on Sun, 27 December 2020 17:33
I believe those preferences are tied to the workspace.


I switched to a freshly created new workspace but the issue is still present.

deleted eclipse installation folder and reinstalled and then created a fresh new workspace but no luck.

[Updated on: Sun, 27 December 2020 23:26]

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Re: Inactive editor tabs shows the file name in light grey color which is hard to read [message #1836319 is a reply to message #1836270] Tue, 29 December 2020 00:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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If you have two combo boxes on the Appearance preference page, as in the current release, what are both of their values?

Nitin Dahyabhai
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Re: Inactive editor tabs shows the file name in light grey color which is hard to read [message #1836322 is a reply to message #1836319] Tue, 29 December 2020 02:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nitin Dahyabhai wrote on Tue, 29 December 2020 00:33
If you have two combo boxes on the Appearance preference page, as in the current release, what are both of their values?


Theme: Light
Color and font theme: Default (current)
Re: Inactive editor tabs shows the file name in light grey color which is hard to read [message #1836327 is a reply to message #1836322] Tue, 29 December 2020 06:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm out of ideas. Is there an updated screenshot? Much of the original looked like the Dark theme.

Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform
Re: Inactive editor tabs shows the file name in light grey color which is hard to read [message #1836355 is a reply to message #1836327] Tue, 29 December 2020 21:58 Go to previous message
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Nitin Dahyabhai wrote on Tue, 29 December 2020 06:06
I'm out of ideas. Is there an updated screenshot? Much of the original looked like the Dark theme.


I changed the theme to "Dark" and Fonts to "Classic Theme" and the problem is solved.

Thanks for your time.
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