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Eclipse GTK3 tooltip issue fixed [message #1765503] Sun, 11 June 2017 11:11
Gernot Veith is currently offline Gernot VeithFriend
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all those of you eclipse users that have a linux distro with GTK3 and dark theme know, that there is a GTK3 or eclipse issue causing eclipse to display hovers with dark text on black background. This is almost unreadable.
This is not yet fixed, in just tested it with Oxygen.

This is a HOWTO to fix that in Ubuntu Budgie (and all other themes that use "compiled" css).
Got to your theme in question (for ex. Adapta):

- /usr/share/themes/Adapta/gtk-3.22/
- Use some hex editor (I took bless) and open gtk.gresource
- Find string tooltip.background and modify attribute background-color. See screenshot. The 'a' value is for transparency. 1 is opaque.
- To change the text color, find string tooltip with attrbiute color. This value is in hex, rgb only. See screenshot. Save changes. Applies instantly. The result may look like this. See screenshot.


text color

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[Updated on: Sun, 11 June 2017 11:17]

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