After an evaluation, GNOME has moved from Bugzilla to GitLab. Learn more about GitLab.
No new issues can be reported in GNOME Bugzilla anymore.
To report an issue in a GNOME project, go to GNOME GitLab.
Do not go to GNOME Gitlab for: Bluefish, Doxygen, GnuCash, GStreamer, java-gnome, LDTP, NetworkManager, Tomboy.
Bug 688285 - tooltips difficult to read in eclipse
tooltips difficult to read in eclipse
Product: gnome-themes-standard
Classification: Core
Component: Adwaita GTK3 theme
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: gnome-themes-standard-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-13 21:51 UTC by Otto Allmendinger
Modified: 2012-11-26 23:32 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Tooltip appearing when hovering over a Java type in code window (47.95 KB, image/png)
2012-11-13 21:52 UTC, Otto Allmendinger

Description Otto Allmendinger 2012-11-13 21:51:31 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"

in /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

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:
Comment 1 Otto Allmendinger 2012-11-13 21:52:56 UTC
Created attachment 228936 [details]
Tooltip appearing when hovering over a Java type in code window
Comment 2 Cosimo Cecchi 2012-11-24 18:20:35 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Otto Allmendinger 2012-11-26 23:32:03 UTC
Thanks! This kind of attention to detail is what makes Gnome rock :-)