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Bug 232073 - It's difficult to work with combination {Dark Metal, Norway Today}
Summary: It's difficult to work with combination {Dark Metal, Norway Today}
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Formatting & Indentation (show other bugs)
Version: 7.4
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: Dusan Balek
Keywords: NO74
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-07-01 11:54 UTC by ssazonov
Modified: 2016-07-07 07:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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img_01 (152.77 KB, image/png)
2013-07-01 11:54 UTC, ssazonov
img_02 (152.47 KB, image/png)
2013-07-01 11:54 UTC, ssazonov
jsf tags hard to read (26.92 KB, image/png)
2013-07-18 21:57 UTC, zmirc
read javadoc - links painful / hard to read (21.13 KB, image/png)
2013-07-18 22:00 UTC, zmirc
JPQL suggestions not readable (22.26 KB, image/png)
2013-07-19 06:45 UTC, zmirc
JavaEE persistence.xml is so bad (81.28 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-07-20 08:29 UTC, zmirc

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Description ssazonov 2013-07-01 11:54:05 UTC
Created attachment 136532 [details]

set up this settings:
Tools->Options->Miscellaneous->Windows->Look and feel: Dark Metal
Tools->Options->Fonts&Colors->Profile: Norway Today

I have been working some hours with appearance: {Dark Metal, Norway Today} and I must confess it hurts my eyes. Look at attached file img_01.png, it's difficult to read these things:

1. at line 9 - imports
2. at line 17 - "@author"
3. at line 21 - selected variable "properties"
4. at line 31 - the word "new" is completely unreadable
5. code folding

Look at attached file img_02.png, it's too difficult to read selected file, especially:

1. at line 9 - import statement
2. at line 21 - variable definition
3. code folding

Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 201306272300)
Java: 1.7.0_25; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 23.25-b01
Runtime: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 1.7.0_25-b16
System: Windows 7 version 6.1 running on x86; Cp1252; en_US (nb)
Comment 1 ssazonov 2013-07-01 11:54:34 UTC
Created attachment 136533 [details]
Comment 2 zmirc 2013-07-18 21:57:43 UTC
Created attachment 137404 [details]
jsf tags hard to read

Dark Metal & Norway Today combination makes very hard to read JSF tags when code suggestions feature is used (CTRL + SPACE)
Comment 3 zmirc 2013-07-18 22:00:49 UTC
Created attachment 137405 [details]
read javadoc - links painful / hard to read
Comment 4 zmirc 2013-07-19 06:45:09 UTC
Created attachment 137414 [details]
JPQL suggestions not readable

You can see in the attached image that the second option from code completion little window is not readable. It's very hard to use code completion if you can't read the available options.
Black foreground on dark black background is not a good combination for readability.
Comment 5 zmirc 2013-07-20 08:29:37 UTC
Created attachment 137478 [details]
JavaEE persistence.xml is so bad
Comment 6 Marian Mirilovic 2013-08-23 13:53:18 UTC
Dark themes were moved to the NetBeans Update Center for NB 7.4
Comment 7 Martin Balin 2016-07-07 07:30:45 UTC
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.

Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss