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Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 17:46
yshihouin's picture

Env: Windows 10 64-bit, Eclipse 4.7.3a

Hello, there is one more thing I have found so far after I issued the scrollbar problem.

If I try to scroll down until the end of the file on source code window in general, I can only see horizontally half of the last line number. However, if I execute scrolling on the 'line number panel' directly, it can be fully shown.

Thanks for your cooperation!

tweddlelmg's picture

Yoruichi,

A workaround for this issue is to maximize the editor (double click on the tab for this editor). I hope that helps until we fix this.

yshihouin's picture

Thank you Tony for you workarounds!

I tried maximizing the tabs and also picking out one of them to maximize it individually outside the editor.
However, both did not work well, though I can endure this somehow :)

Thanks again!

tweddlelmg's picture

Yoruichi, I couldn't quite replicate the problem as you described but I do see issues with the last line in some editors with certain themes, and I've rased the issue with the development team, at a hight priority. Thanks for reporting this and sorry you're seeing the issue.

yshihouin's picture

Thank you for your prompt reply, Tony! In my case, I used Darkest Dark theme and some of others.
I am looking forward to the improvements!

gpursehouse's picture

I dunno when this was added but for years there wasn't anything good to theme eclipse so I gave up. This should be merged into the core code! thanks!

tweddlelmg's picture

Thanks for the comment, Gareth, and thanks for taking the time to post it! It's much appreciated.

yshihouin's picture

Thanks for your effort for making this tool.
I just installed it few days ago and was wandering what's inside.

Currently, I'm using Windows 10 64-bit and Eclipse Oxygen.3a Release (4.7.3a).
Whenever I feel that the codes are horizontally too long, I tend to wrap them using Alt + Shift + Y hotkey.
Then, intuitively, a vertical scrollbar is expected to appear if the load of codes exceeds the screen, however, it did not appear.

At first, I thought, it is Eclipse which might have the problem, but after turning off the tool by changing the option in preference menu, I could see that scrollbar appeared well from inactive gray mode to active mode, for instance.

It would be appreciated if this problem is solved.
I send my gratitude in advance!

tweddlelmg's picture

Yoruichi, thanks for using DevStyle and sorry you're seeing this problem, which I've been able to reproduce. I've raised a bug report for the issue and it will be addressed in a later release.

Thanks for reporting the problem.

yshihouin's picture

Thank you for your prompt reply, Tony!

I am pleased that my report was helpful to you.
I look forward to the next release.

mjakobi866's picture

In Window --> Preferences --> DevStyle --> Color Themes, I have the Workbench theme set to "Dark Custom".

Normally, HSL(0,0,0) should be pitch black. However, this results in a light brownish grey workbench collor. Setting HSL to (0,0,100) creates the darkest workbench theme. However, it is still not black. It is a (quite ugly) dark brownish grey.

It would be nice to be able to set the HSL values of the Custom Dark workbench theme to a pitch black colour.

tweddlelmg's picture

mjakobi866, thanks for using DevStyle. Yes, a pure black backround is not currently possible. With some OS themes, it may not be possible to see some UI controls (e.g. drop down box arrows) if using pure black. However, we're looking at how best to address this issue. Thanks for reporting it.

zinvestigator's picture

Thanks for this great plugin! Much appreciated!

1- It is mentioned that theme colors are customizable yet I don't see anywhere which that customization could be acheived.

2- In dissassembly view, background colors of recent asm executions make the actualy op code unreadable.

3- How to change the yellow color of comments in darkest dark color theme?

4- The "switch to C/C++ editor" icon (upper right) is labeled to just C++

tweddlelmg's picture

Thanks for the feedback, zinvestigator.

  1. This article explains customizations of themes: https://www.genuitec.com/docs/workbench/using-devstyle-themes/
    Beyond that, syntax coloring is customizable via editor preferences for the various languages and the default text editor colors. If you'd like something beyond those customizations, please let us know (our support forum is a good place to discuss those requests).
  2. I see the problem and will raise a bug report.
  3. Go to Window->Preferences then the "C/C++"/"Editor"/"Syntax Coloring" page. Open the "Comments" node in the "Element" pane, select the type of comment you want to change, then click the colored rectangle to get a color choice dialog and select your color. Click the OK button.
  4. I'm not sure I understand this issue. Are you referring to the Icon for the C/C++ perspective? If you've opted to no show text for perspectives then you can still hover over the icon to see the text. Yes, the new icon does show only "C++" but then the standard eclipse CDT icon shows only "C", so this may not be what you're referring to.

I hope this helps but if you want to raise new issues or discuss these issues further, please use our support forums, if possible, as this comment section in the MarketPlace is not an ideal space for investigating issues.

carslan's picture

Greate job!

fmuccilli7dv's picture

Sorry to say that, but I'm really disappointed about the popup advertising another product. It breaks the flow of mind and It's really annoying, if not abusive. I'm going to uninstall the plugin if this won't be corrected.

bfernandestdp's picture

Francesco, as I stated earlier in the comments, this is the first popup in 14 months of DevStyle, sent to our users because we strongly believe CodeMix will improve their Eclipse dev experience.

Now typically, a user would see the notification just once, but I realize (from our Twitter conversation) that you are seeing it far more frequently, and I agree this can be frustrating. We will be releasing an update in the next couple of days that will correct this behavior. Thank you for letting us know, and we appreciate your patience.

fmuccilli7dv's picture

Thank you for your answer. I hope that the correction will aim to get rid of popups altogether. I don't think than an IDE could be considered a good place for this kind of notifications. It's disturbing, as we already struggle to avoid popups on web pages.

rohithkarthika's picture

When applying darkest dark theme, The workbench color i schanging to black but the scrollbars are still like the mac's default scrollbars

OS : MacOS High Sierra

Eclipse  : Oxygen (April 2018)

Tried the following

  • Changing the colors in theme
  • -Dswt.enable.themedScrollBar=false

Still not working .Image link attached.

www.dropbox.com/s/5bgp28r8m3ffkeu/screenshot_2018-04-19_14-43-56.png?dl=0

 

bfernandestdp's picture

Rohith, do you have macOS's "Show scroll bars" setting set to "Always"? You can change it to "When scrolling" to resolve this issue. Do let us know if that does not fix it.

rohithkarthika's picture

WOW!! It fixes the issue.Thank you.

But will I be able to switch back to Automatic based on Mouse or Trackpad anytime soon?

jburnham's picture

Oxygen.3 April Updates

Getting popup dialogs with mostly black text Javadoc text.  I can provide a sample if necessary.

twebbcke's picture

Please!  It would be great if you could provide examples -- ideally on our support forums at the Support link above or at https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/codemix/ Thanks!

jburnham's picture

and I like the color of my Eclipse layout, much easier on the eyes.  But after getting a popup pushing other products, I uninstalled.  Sorry, I have no tolerance for this type of advertising.  This should be listed in the product description and feels somewhat deceptive.

bfernandestdp's picture

John, this is the first popup in 14 months of DevStyle's existence, put out there as we believe our users would benefit from our new CodeMix plugin.

We respect our users very much, and are happy to provide this very popular plugin entirely free. We'll continue to be very sensitive about not popping up frequently; sorry it rubbed you the wrong way, and hopefully we’ll see you back again!

jzhaon6l's picture

I imported the Solarized light color, it works for the syntax. But if I want to use its background color, I need to check background color in Devstyle setting. This will change the background color at the beginning. But it will change back to default(white/black) color if I change to a different program's window. I am using Eclipse Oxygen at mac High Sierra. Thanks!

tweddlelmg's picture

Sorry that you're seeing a problem, Jun Zhao. I tried to replicate the problem, from your description and couldn't. Could you please raise the issue on our support forums? The support forum is here: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/theme-problems/

We'd need to know exactly what settings were used on the DevStyle preferences pages and how you imported the Solarized theme, as well as specific release information for eclipse Oxygen and DevStyle. Some screenshots of the problem would be a big help, too.

Thanks for using DevStyle.

mfadli's picture

It's a great theme.

I need a help to switch the default Eclipse workspace choice launcher back to Darkest theme.

tweddlelmg's picture

Thanks for your comment, Miki. It is much appreciated.

To use the DevStyle eclipse launcher, go to Window>Preferences>DevStyle then enable the "Use the Startup Experience" option. Click "Apply and Close" and you're all set. Please use our support forums if you have further issues: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/

nravi46c's picture

I have devstyle dark theme installed, it is good and i am having a good user experience with it. 

May I know, how to edit the start up quotes/jokes when i lauch eclipse?.

tweddlelmg's picture

Thanks for the comments, Naveen. I'm glad you're enjoying the theme and the other DevStyle features. Unfortunately, the start-up quotes are not accessible by users. Sorry!

psapre's picture

Hi,

Thanks for making such an awesome theme experience free to the community. I hate the default dark theme Eclipse provides since not everything is properly dark and the icons look awful.

However, DevStyle cleanly replaces all icons and impart an excellent themed experience. I use it for C/C++ development. One suggestion I have is you could make the syntax coloring better. This is an area where the eclipse default dark theme does a good job. e.g. I manually set the color of function to be green for easy identification and skimming of the code. You can take cues from editors like Sublime text as well.

dlehmannvh8's picture

I really like this, however I have one problem with it: In my package explorer, some entries do not get styled. The font is black and the background white instead of the other way around, which makes working with the package explorer unpleasant.

tweddlelmg's picture

Thanks for using Darkest Dark, Daniel. I'm glad you like it. Regarding your problem with Package Explorer, could you provide more information, as I don't see the same issue at my end? What is the OS, the version of eclipse and a screenshot would help. Is it a certain type of entry that is causing the problem (a certain project type or file type, for example)? For problem investigation, our support forums are probably a better platform for investigating. If you could use the forums, rather than this MarketPlace listing page, then that would be awesome, but we can help here too (though sometimes with more of a delay).

beanthedemon's picture

Using Windows, When a list is opened, (i.e. with CTRL+SHIFT+T) the first element in the list is always highlighted with a lightgray color that makes it impossible to read the underlaying white text. Please fix, I love everything else about this theme!!

tweddlelmg's picture

Glad you like the theme, DB! Sorry about the bad color scheme though I don't see that when I tried with the Darkest Dark theme on Windows 10, here. In my case, the highlight is a medium gray, not a light gray. Can you please report this on our forum with a screenshot of the problem and a note to say which version of DevStyle you have installed (you can get this from Help>Installation Details, Installed Software tab) and what your theme settings are in the DevStyle>Color Themes preferences page? Apologies for the inconvenience.

370921291's picture

[Issue Description]

I don't know why Devstyle always erases the formatting of  SYNTAX COLORING settings.

Once you close your Eclipse, all the format setting in syntax coloring will be reset to a fixed normal style, like italic of static items, of bold for keywords.

No matter how I saved the configuration it didn't change. Even importing a preferences file(.epf) can't overwrite the format 

It seems like happened only in Dark series theme, Light series theme works fine.(But every one dose need the Darkest Dark)

Same problem happended in Eclipse Photon too.

[Enviroment Information]

OS: Windows 10.1709(16299.214)

Eclipse Version: Oxygen.2 Release (4.7.2)

Theme: Dark Grey

tweddlelmg's picture

I believe this issue is being dealt with on our support forums at: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topic/devstyle-erased-the-format-setting...

If this is a different issue, please raise it in a new topic on that forum and I apologise for the inconvenience.

alaneu6d's picture

Hi,

I am having issues with the plugin I can't seem to fix.

Firstly, when Eclipse opens, this prompt pops up (every time):

"Given how DevStyle intercepts certain components of this IDE, it is recommended to restart now. Continue with restart?"

When trying to update, it says update pending and nothing happens.

When trying to modify, it says "The currently displayed page contains invalid values."

Anyone have any idea what's going on? I tried to delete the metadata, but that changed nothing. Thanks!

tweddlelmg's picture

For all the users seeing this problem, note that the fix is in the new update which is available now. Please check for updates to get the latest release of DevStyle. New installs of DevStyle will not see this issue. Sorry to all who've seen the issue for the inconvenience and thanks for installing the plug-in.

csavoie's picture

I'm having the same issue with this latest build. This issue is consitant.

Thanks

tweddlelmg's picture

Charles, sorry you're also hitting this problem. As I've mentioned here, the fix for this will be in the next release which is due quite soon (sorry, no definite schedule). In the meantime, the only workaround, which appears to work for some people, is to reinstall eclipse and the DevStyle plug-in.

Again, really sorry that you're seeing this but, hopefully, we'll sort it out soon.

tweddlelmg's picture

For information, this issue is being dealt with in our ticket system.

msilbernagl's picture

Same here: kept getting "Given how DevStyle intercepts certain components of this IDE, it is recommended to restart now." message on start and IDE was super unstable (e.g., TreeViews showed wrong node labels).

Wasted half a day on this; ended up installing Eclipse from scratch.

tweddlelmg's picture

Many apologies for your wasted time, Martin. We've been investigating this for some time but have been unable to replicate consistently (we managed replication once but it's unclear whether it's an identical situation). We continue to try to track down the cause but I'm glad you eventually managed to get round it with a re-install (though that, obvioiusly, shouldn't have been necessary). Can you please let us know whether this started to occur after updating to CI 11, or after some other event? Also, which version of eclipse were you using? That mlight help us establish a pattern.

Again, sorry that you had this experience and thanks for using DevStyle.

wguojin's picture

After upgrading DevStyle yesterday, I have also met this problem. When I start up Eclipse, It keeps telling me to restart with the message of "Given how DevStyle intercepts certain components of this IDE, it is recommended to restart now. Continue with restart?". Needs help.

tweddlelmg's picture

Wang Guojin, sorry you're seeing this. We've had a small number of users report the same problem but had been unable to replicate it consistently, making it difficult to debug. However, we've recently been able to replicate it consistently and have fixed the bug internally. Hopefully, it will make the next update. Until then, the only way to fix it appears to be to re-install eclipse and DevStyle.

jperfection's picture

On Eclipse PDT,

1. PHP file and open folder icons are the old icons.

2. How can I change workbench color to the black? Custom color 0,0,0 showing somthing like gray color. I also want to change tab border color to same as the workbench color.

tweddlelmg's picture

I'm afraid we can't provide replacement icons for every icon that might be available in various plugins though we do provide a facility for others to add to the collection of new icons. Please read this article for more information: https://www.genuitec.com/docs/workbench/devstyle-icon-designer/

Regarding the color problem, I'm afraid the problem isn't clear to us. Please clarify, with a screenshot of the problem, in our support forums: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/ using the Theme Problems forum.

Thanks for using DevStyle.

mzahraei's picture

Hello,

 

i tried to applay new Dark IDE  but resoulation is very very bad and icoudont be able to read Code.