GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 688285
tooltips difficult to read in eclipse
Last modified: 2012-11-26 23:32:03 UTC
The dark tooltip background color makes it difficult to read some eclipse tooltips that include rich text like blue links and code (see attachment).
My current workaround commenting out the line
#widget "gtk-tooltip*" style "tooltips"
The Eclipse project thinks it is fair to assume the background color is bright and refuses to provide an option to set the tooltip background color:
Created attachment 228936 [details]
Tooltip appearing when hovering over a Java type in code window
Thanks for the report, Eclipse is not the easiest application to theme.
I think readability on those help tooltips are important enough to warrant a special case; I pushed a patch that changes them to use a light gray background with black text instead.
Thanks! This kind of attention to detail is what makes Gnome rock :-)