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.

Download Oracle JDK from command line

Found on the web. You can adapt the url with one grabbed from Oracle JDK download page. What I love here is the fact is send Oracle licence ...