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Home » U++ TheIDE » U++ TheIDE: CodeEditor, Assist++, Topic++ » selection of colours for code editor
selection of colours for code editor [message #10257] Thu, 28 June 2007 01:36 Go to next message
pvozenilek is currently offline  pvozenilek
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Quite a few default colours in TheIDE text editor are suboptimal:

* The pure white used as backgroud is quite tiring. Slight tinge of yellow, just like a paper has, would be better. The colour selection dialog may allow to set all while background in one operation.

* Right now if I select a colour in the color wheen I cannot reproduce it anywhere else. There's no numeric value and no drag & drop.

* Pure colours (pure green, pure violet) are tiring as well. HCI guides suggest to make these colours slightly impure.

* The background (while) colour of browser, list of files, list of packages etc cannot be changed (I didn't find). It would be ideal to be able to set "global" background colour (with enough of choice among white-light gray-light yellow tinges).

* What I discovered is that any reinstall of UPP (going to new dev release etc) erases all previous settings, including colours. Would it be possible to preserve "harmless" settings like this?

/Pavel
Re: selection of colours for code editor [message #10262 is a reply to message #10257] Thu, 28 June 2007 08:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
unodgs is currently offline  unodgs
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Quote:

Quite a few default colours in TheIDE text editor are suboptimal:

As syntax highlighing is a very personal case it's hard to make a good default settings. I think it would be the best if you post here a screenshot and file with color settings. Let's people decide what's better.
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* What I discovered is that any reinstall of UPP (going to new dev release etc) erases all previous settings, including colours. Would it be possible to preserve "harmless" settings like this?

This is something to fix in installer. I'll check that out.
Re: selection of colours for code editor [message #10265 is a reply to message #10262] Thu, 28 June 2007 14:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pvozenilek is currently offline  pvozenilek
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"As syntax highlighing is a very personal case it's hard to make a good default settings. I think it would be the best if you post here a screenshot and file with color settings. Let's people decide what's better."

Everything can be done now. I argue that (1) it is harder than it needs to be and (2) that the expected defaults for vast majority of people could be represented more.


Re: selection of colours for code editor [message #10268 is a reply to message #10262] Thu, 28 June 2007 18:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mirek is currently offline  mirek
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unodgs wrote on Thu, 28 June 2007 02:22


This is something to fix in installer. I'll check that out.


Caused by running uninstall first....

Will need the change of that small installer app. If you have time...

Mirek
Re: selection of colours for code editor [message #10269 is a reply to message #10257] Thu, 28 June 2007 18:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mirek is currently offline  mirek
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pvozenilek wrote on Wed, 27 June 2007 19:36

* What I discovered is that any reinstall of UPP (going to new dev release etc) erases all previous settings, including colours. Would it be possible to preserve "harmless" settings like this?



Sorry about that. Until it is fixed, you should be able to preserve them by backup of files:

*.bm - build methods
ide.colors
ide.key
*.var - assemblies

BTW, I think most experienced U++ users end with rebuilding theide and replacing it in the directory for upgrades...

Mirek
Re: selection of colours for code editor [message #11294 is a reply to message #10257] Sat, 01 September 2007 04:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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well, i proposed some color-schemes earlier ( esspecialy coloring members, etc), but why not have a couple of color-schemes included in the package? ( for example one with dark background, too)

just my 2cents

/abductee
Re: selection of colours for code editor [message #11295 is a reply to message #11294] Sat, 01 September 2007 08:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mirek is currently offline  mirek
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No problem here. Just setup them and send me your .colors Smile

Mirek
Re: selection of colours for code editor [message #11365 is a reply to message #11295] Mon, 10 September 2007 03:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
abductee is currently offline  abductee
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that i will do, i talked also to undogs about more highlightable things ( members, etc ) as mantioned earlier, atm i am filled with work, but come october there will be more time to care about those things. i _might_ even come up with some additional code for assist to do the coloration myself, we will se, come october...

btw, is there any deadline for addditions to the next upp release and such...?

/abductee
Re: selection of colours for code editor [message #11965 is a reply to message #11365] Fri, 05 October 2007 00:39 Go to previous message
Mindtraveller is currently offline  Mindtraveller
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Also I`d like to suggest increasing a number of Block levels.
For example it is vital when colour scheme is set increasingly darkening sequence of colours (and on level 5 you have white colour) :

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