2/7/08

Make your eclipse look better on ubuntu

When using eclipse on ubuntu, extra space between items and fonts size make it look awkward. I try to adjust fonts by go to [Window->Preferences->General->Appearance->Colors and Fonts]. This will not much help, reduce fonts size does not change space between item. Here is Eclipse Europa before tweak.
Anyway, at last I found the way to make eclipse look more compact from googling. Thank for Wesley and Vladimir Buell for this trick. Create ".gtkrc-2.0" in your home directory enable you to customize gtk object style[more about gtkrc-2.0]. Here is my ".gtkrc-2.0".

pnix@pnix-a7n:~$ cat .gtkrc-2.0
style "gtkcompact" {
font_name="Sans 8"
GtkButton::default_border={0,0,0,0}
GtkButton::default_outside_border={0,0,0,0}
GtkButtonBox::child_min_width=0
GtkButtonBox::child_min_heigth=0
GtkButtonBox::child_internal_pad_x=0
GtkButtonBox::child_internal_pad_y=0
GtkMenu::vertical-padding=1
GtkMenuBar::internal_padding=0
GtkMenuItem::horizontal_padding=4
GtkToolbar::internal-padding=0
GtkToolbar::space-size=0
GtkOptionMenu::indicator_size=0
GtkOptionMenu::indicator_spacing=0
GtkPaned::handle_size=4
GtkRange::trough_border=0
GtkRange::stepper_spacing=0
GtkScale::value_spacing=0
GtkScrolledWindow::scrollbar_spacing=0
GtkExpander::expander_size=10
GtkExpander::expander_spacing=0
GtkTreeView::vertical-separator=0
GtkTreeView::horizontal-separator=0
GtkTreeView::expander-size=8
GtkTreeView::fixed-height-mode=TRUE
GtkWidget::focus_padding=0
}
class "GtkWidget" style "gtkcompact"

style "gtkcompactextra" {
xthickness=0
ythickness=0
}
class "GtkButton" style "gtkcompactextra"
class "GtkToolbar" style "gtkcompactextra"
class "GtkPaned" style "gtkcompactextra"
pnix@pnix-a7n:~$

and here is the result. No more extra space, I also change fonts for text editor and Dialog to "DejaVu San size 8".

9 comments:

Oleksandr Kucherenko said...

Thanks. It's become much better to coding now.

Anonymous said...

Yea this is much nicer. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Add this to fix tooltips background if it comes up black:

style "gnome-color-chooser-tooltips"
{
bg[NORMAL] = "#FFFFAF"
fg[NORMAL] = "#000000"
}
widget "gtk-tooltip*" style "gnome-color-chooser-tooltips"

Anonymous said...

Thanks! That's a good one!

Anonymous said...

Thx you !

Anonymous said...

Very weel, wor veri fine, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Man you are the best! Thank you for share it with the world!

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot! thats great :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this, still working as of 27/01/2014 on Kepler!