Console Color Changes and Dark Themes

This may be tricky to describe but there's been some changes to  IntelliJ IDEA 9.0.x that have added folds and configurable Color  settings to the Console window. These have been causing problems for me  as I've defined a dark theme for the editor. Suddenly I now get dark  editor fold controls in the console. Worse yet is when I hover over the  stacktrace folds in console it suddenly reverts any dirty regions from  the normal white  background to a black one in ugly blocks.. unpleasent  and make it very hard to read as foreground colors are rarley as easy to  read on white as agaisnt black (doubally so when suddendly, garishly switches on mouse hover).

What  I was wondering is can I turn off the new console folds and hover  popups or are we supposed to make our consoles also use dark themes.. is  there a way to make all wigets use a similarly dark theme? I'm used to  the editor being the only scheme I can customise, having a dark editor  over a white background debbugger frame ontop of a dark console would  look a bit odd.. I think?

Or are these known issues due to be fixed in a later release?

PS. Oh one more thing about the hover popups, the console is normally at the bottom of the screen most of the time. The popup height appears to be limited to the height remaning in the parent console window. Quite often I'm finding a popup will only show 3-5 lines of a much larger fold, theres no way to scroll the contents or float the popups to make them bigger and more regular in size? Not findinging them to be all that useful to be honest.


- Richard

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Couple of screenshots showing the effect. Console starts out with default OS widget colors, dirty regions get dark editor colors on hover/popups, eventually whole console becomes dark until you re-run the source/tests. Its particulary distracting when mouse pointer randomly rolls over a fold popup/hover while scrolling using scroll wheel.

Also note a black band running down the left hand side gutter of the console, this new and is always present, even in the default state screenshot - related to the fold controls?

Screenshots order runs bottom to top (aparently)



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Hi,

Having the same issue on OS X here. Nice to see I'm not the only one preferring a dark themed editor. :-)

I think it's simply a bug in the latest IDEA, using the wrong colors for repainting the background.


.k

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This bug will be fixed in the next 9.0.3 EAP, thank you for the feedback!

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Peter Gromov (JetBrains) wrote:

This bug will be fixed in the next 9.0.3 EAP, thank you for the feedback!

I know Jetbrains have a policy of eating their own dogfood in order to
ensure IDEA is widely tested - using various VCS implementations for
instance...
Maybe someone in JB should volunteer to similarly switch to a dark
colour scheme ;)
N.

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Champion! So I wont need to create a issue in youtrack/jira for this? ..which was going to be my next step after getting some confirmation.

- Richard

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No, just arm yourself with patience and wait for the next EAP.

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