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Archive for July, 2012

How to fix Eclipse colors for autocompletion and tooltips

with 11 comments

Sadly Eclipse ships with a broken color theme when it comes to autocompletion and tooltips. I cannot tell if the problem is limited to Ubuntu Precise, however, it is worth getting fixed immediately. The following screenshots illustrate the broken color settings in both situations. The tooltip window shows up with a black background color and blue links.

Eclipse IDE - Tooltip with default colors settings

Eclipse – Tooltip with default colors settings

When autocompletion popup appears the first suggestions is not readable at all.

Eclipse IDE - Autocompletion with default colors settings

Eclipse – Autocompletion with default colors settings

So, here is what you need to do to fix the colors. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by tobi

July 28th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

How to manually install TeX Live 2012

with 3 comments

Some days ago, at July 8, TeX Live 2012 has been released. In the meantime, I also updated to Ubuntu 12.04. (Precise) but I did not find the time to install TeX Live. I am happy to report that there is nothing new to learn regarding the installation. You can straight follow the very same instructions I posted earlier for TeX Live 2011. Have fun.

Update: I noticed that TeX Live 2012 has been made available via apt-get. I recommend testing it out (I haven’t done so yet).

Written by tobi

July 10th, 2012 at 11:50 pm