several UI questions

Hello,
I just downloaded PHPStorm 3.0 and have some questions:

  1. Is it possible to customize UI to have dark gray background? So far I have chosen CDE/Motif look and feel and it has blue-gray background, but can this color be changed to dark gray? Also, is there a guide how to change other elements of the Look and Feel?
  2. Is it possible to increase the font in the Debug Variables window and Document Tree ? So far, I have chosen font size 14px in the "Override default Fonts" option in Appearance window, but it only changed some of the fonts, not all. The font size in e.g. "Debug Variables" window is not changed and is too small at my screen resolution.
  3. Is it possible to change the color of the vertical bar where line numbers are displayed? I would like this bar to be dark gray. In all "Look and Feels" it is light beige, even in CDE/Motif.
  4. How to dock the Debug Variables window to the right side of the screen? I can detach it and just place it on the right side, so it flows over the editor, but it would be better to dock it there - but I can't find out how to dock it somewhere else than in the default bottom panel.





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Hi there,

  1. AFAIK -- No. On another hand -- I have seen screenshots with dark theme .. but it was on Linux (I'm on Windows and cannot confirm this).
  2. Don't know, sorry (it's fine as is for me)
  3. Settings | Editor | Colors & Fonts | General ---> Gutter Background
  4. Debug Variables part only -- No, because it's just a part (tab) of Debug tool window. But you can move whole Debug tool window:
    • Hide/Minimize the tool window, so only tool window header is visible.
    • Right click on it and choose "Move To | Left/Right/etc"
    • Now you can restore/unhide it and try setting up the layout for your convenience
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    3 and 4 - works OK, thanks!

    ad 1 and 2 - maybe someone knows for sure, is it possible or not?


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    Hello beamar,

    1. Is it possible to customize UI to have dark gray background? So far I have chosen CDE/Motif look and feel and it has blue-gray background, but can this color be changed to dark gray? Also, is there a guide how to change other elements of the Look and Feel?

    No, it is not possible. Background color is a hardcoded attribute.

    Is it possible to increase the font in the Debug Variables window and Document Tree ? So far, I have chosen font size 14px in the "Override default Fonts" option in Appearance window, but it only changed some of the fonts, not all. The font size in e.g. "Debug Variables" window is not changed and is too small at my screen resolution.

    Have you tried to restart IDE after change of the font size?

    Thank you for feedback!

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    No I haven't, it looks like I gave up too early.. But that's true - after restarting the font size is changed.. Unfortunately the only non-white background skin (CDE/Motif) is displaying those fonts too dense, i.e. there is too little space between lines and so the filenames tree and structure are not very readible. But other skins have correct line heights, so I'll just have white background for the UI. Thanks!


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