EiffelStudio less emissive on the screen
by Tao Feng (modified: 2008 Nov 15)
I can really starting using the following appearance of EiffelStudio in my daily work, without any problems after fixing some background color issues. (post rev#75526, will be available in 6.3)
I really like this appearance because it protects my eyes as well as possible. Now my eyes are less easier to be tired than looking at almost all white background. I hope EiffelStudio will support themes one day, that way the appearance can be really configured freely.
You can get it by: For any platforms (Thank Jocelyn):
- Download dark_es_allplatform.zip and unzip.
- Open the ES preferences dialog.
- Click on Import (bottom) using the extracted dark_es.xml file.
For Windows (Simpler)
- Download dark_es_windows.zip and unzip.
- Import the unzipped .reg file by regedit.exe.
Beautiful, but ...
schoelle@lcp:~$ unzip dark_es_0.zip Archive: dark_es_0.zip inflating: dark_es.reg schoelle@lcp:~$ file dark_es.reg dark_es.reg: MPEG ADTS, layer I, v1, 160 kBits, 48 kHz, Stereo
.reg is for Windows only, it is a way to import value into registry keys. However, for any platform, you can do the following
It might take some time, but at the end, you'll get the preferences "patched" with the one from the dark_es.xml file.
Hope this helps.
Thank you Jocelyn for the Unix version.
This is for any platform
Note the dark_es.xml is not only for unix, it is for EiffelStudio on any platform (even Windows). While dark_es.reg works only for Windows (but it is much more convenient). We should make a tool to quickly export/import preferences. It is possible with EiffelStudio's preferences dialog, but it is slow because for most of the preferences, there is a "change_action" which trigger update on the UI side. We could add a usage to "ec", something like "ec --load-preferences prefs.xml", so it would load the preferences before any UI is really built.
So it was just to say, you should rename dark_es_unix.zip into dark_es_anyplatform.zip and add a little text to explain how to "import" this unzipped file.
However, the goal of this article is mostly to show the possibility to have almost a dark color theme (or any color theme)
[Tools] White background
The cluster tool, the feature tool and the favorites tool have a white background.Is it possible to have a black background instead?
Not for the moment. Text fonts and colors are not configurable in those tools now.