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Not digging the new look [message #1403047] Sun, 20 July 2014 19:26 Go to next message
Dave H is currently offline Dave HFriend
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There's an over-abundance of whitespace, elements aren't separated well, it's less intuitive to distinguish things... is there a way to revert the look to stand out more? I'm just not into this whitewashed look where everything's just kind of floating around in clouds and sky blue.

Actually the forums are nicely contrasted and colored; I wish Eclipse looked more like that.

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Re: Not digging the new look [message #1403166 is a reply to message #1403047] Tue, 22 July 2014 03:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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It would be more effective to open bug reports with images illustrating your specific points, and indicating the platform and theme you're using. You can find Bugzilla at http://bugs.eclipse.org/ . This isn't the right place for your feedback to get the results I'm sure you want.

Nitin Dahyabhai
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Re: Not digging the new look [message #1403277 is a reply to message #1403047] Mon, 21 July 2014 23:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 07/20/2014 01:26 PM, David Hollingshead wrote:
> There's an over-abundance of whitespace, elements aren't separated as
> well, it's harder to distinguish things... is there a way to revert the
> look to stand out more? I'm just not into this whitewashed look where
> everything's just kind of floating around in clouds and sky blue.

I played with this once and got some traction with it. It might work for
Kepler too. If worried, drop a few breadcrumbs behind you and you can
reverse the process.

http://www.javahotchocolate.com/notes/eclipse.html#unsucking-juno
Re: Not digging the new look [message #1403338 is a reply to message #1403166] Wed, 23 July 2014 06:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dave H is currently offline Dave HFriend
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Nitin Dahyabhai wrote on Mon, 21 July 2014 23:22
It would be more effective to open bug reports with images illustrating your specific points, and indicating the platform and theme you're using. You can find Bugzilla at http://bugs.eclipse.org/ . This isn't the right place for your feedback to get the results I'm sure you want.


It's not a bug, it's the look of the newest Eclipse, which looks very different from the way Eclipse has looked for years... I really didn't expect a senior member to not gather that, it's the default assumption, I shouldn't have to explain that.

I post here to get feedback and suggestions, and in the miniscule hope that the designers or developers read the forums.

I did discover I could change the look in Preferences > Appearance > General, which let me use the "Classic" look. I'd really expect a senior member to know that.
Re: Not digging the new look [message #1403340 is a reply to message #1403277] Wed, 23 July 2014 06:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dave H is currently offline Dave HFriend
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Russell Bateman wrote on Mon, 21 July 2014 19:28
On 07/20/2014 01:26 PM, David Hollingshead wrote:
> There's an over-abundance of whitespace, elements aren't separated as
> well, it's harder to distinguish things... is there a way to revert the
> look to stand out more? I'm just not into this whitewashed look where
> everything's just kind of floating around in clouds and sky blue.

I played with this once and got some traction with it. It might work for
Kepler too. If worried, drop a few breadcrumbs behind you and you can
reverse the process.

http://www.javahotchocolate.com/notes/eclipse.html#unsucking-juno


Thanks, that's very helpful, however I did discover how to revert the look (as I mentioned in a post above), but I haven't played with any new functionality yet (it appears to be identical to the old version I was using), but I will hit that link again if I run into unbearable problems.
Re: Not digging the new look [message #1403474 is a reply to message #1403338] Thu, 24 July 2014 02:47 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 07/23/2014 12:02 AM, David Hollingshead wrote:
> Nitin Dahyabhai wrote on Mon, 21 July 2014 23:22
>> It would be more effective to open bug reports with images
>> illustrating your specific points, and indicating the platform and
>> theme you're using. You can find Bugzilla at http://bugs.eclipse.org/
>> . This isn't the right place for your feedback to get the results I'm
>> sure you want.
>
>
> It's not a bug, it's the look of the newest Eclipse, which looks very
> different from the way Eclipse has looked for years... I really didn't
> expect a senior member to not gather that, it's the default assumption,
> I shouldn't have to explain that.
>
> I post here to get feedback and suggestions, and in the miniscule hope
> that the designers or developers read the forums.
>
> I did discover I could change the look in Preferences > Appearance >
> General, which let me use the "Classic" look. I'd really expect a senior
> member to know that.

These forums are staffed by community members who take their own time to
respond out of pure altruism. No one's paid to do this; no one gets any
kind of benefit, not even points à la stackoverflow. Most of us have
used Eclipse for years to do real work. Sometimes a question is asked
that is outside our experience. You get the best of our experience, not
the encyclopedic knowledge of a button-pushing flunky I'm afraid.
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