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Apr 22 10

Compact Eclipse on Ubuntu

by drphrozen

Ever thought that Eclipse on Ubuntu was a bit big (visually), this shows how i got mine to a more compact/minimal look.



The solutions was to use a custom GTK themeĀ and setting this using an applications specific GTK setting [ref].

To sum up:

Install one of these themes (by manually unpacking to ~/.themes/ or by dragging the link to Appearance Preferences)

Then add the GTK2_RC_FILES entry to the /usr/bin/eclipse script:


export GTK2_RC_FILES="$HOME/.themes/Clearlooks Compact/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"

# work around for e#290395 / LP: #458703
# Disable unity overlay if necessary

And voila.. A slim version of eclipse, enjoy!

On a side note, this will also fix unreadable black popups when hovering stuff in eclipse.