Friday, February 15, 2013

Solution for unreadable Eclipse tooltips content under gnome with a dark theme

After some googlings, I finally found the easiest solution to fix a well known problem with Eclipse code assistant under my Linux with gnome (Mint Mate).

The problem symptom is black text written over dark gray background : simply unreadable.

To fix that, just install gnome-color-chooser, open it, go to "specifics" tab and change tooltips foreground and background colors. Restart Eclipse and enjoy!

PS : to install gnome-color-chooser

sudo apt-get install gnome-color-chooser

This tip also works on Linux Mate.


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