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Config to make Eclipse Juno icons and tabs look small and nice in Linux
# Create a new file in your home directory called .gtkrc-eclipse
# call eclipse with this command:
# Gtk2 forced:
# export SWT_GTK3=0
# env GTK2_RC_FILES=/usr/share/themes/<YourTheme>/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:/home/<YourUser>/.gtkrc-eclipse '/path_to_eclipse/eclipse'
# In your Eclipse directory find the file 'e4_default_gtk.css'
# In this file there's a CSS class:
# .MPartStack {
# font-size: 11;
# swt-simple: false;
# swt-mru-visible: false;
# }
# And you have two possible solutions:
# 1. Change font-size to something smaller
# 2. Just comment out or remove font-size from this class (works well for me)
# http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11805784/very-large-tabs-in-eclipse-panes-on-ubuntu
# .gtkrc-eclipse
style "gtkcompact" {
GtkButton::default_border={0,0,0,0}
GtkButton::default_outside_border={0,0,0,0}
GtkButtonBox::child_min_width=0
GtkButtonBox::child_min_heigth=0
GtkButtonBox::child_internal_pad_x=0
GtkButtonBox::child_internal_pad_y=0
GtkMenu::vertical-padding=1
GtkMenuBar::internal_padding=0
GtkMenuItem::horizontal_padding=4
GtkToolbar::internal-padding=0
GtkToolbar::space-size=0
GtkOptionMenu::indicator_size=0
GtkOptionMenu::indicator_spacing=0
GtkPaned::handle_size=4
GtkRange::trough_border=0
GtkRange::stepper_spacing=0
GtkScale::value_spacing=0
GtkScrolledWindow::scrollbar_spacing=0
GtkTreeView::vertical-separator=0
GtkTreeView::horizontal-separator=0
GtkTreeView::fixed-height-mode=TRUE
GtkWidget::focus_padding=0
}
class "GtkWidget" style "gtkcompact"
# Make tabs smaller
style "compact-toolbar" {
GtkToolbar::internal-padding = 0
xthickness = 1
ythickness = 1
}
style "compact-button" {
xthickness = 0
ythickness = 0
}
class "GtkToolbar" style "compact-toolbar"
widget_class "*<GtkToolbar>*<GtkButton>" style "compact-button"
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@ClickerMonkey ClickerMonkey commented Jul 27, 2013

I can't express how thankful I am for this, THANKS MAN!

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@capitanh capitanh commented Jun 10, 2014

Great job!! Which parameter should be modified to get menu items ("File", "Edit", etc) a little bit more separated? All of them are too close to one another, it looks like a long phrase and not individual words...

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@truhlikfredy truhlikfredy commented Oct 5, 2014

Love your changes, tested on Kepler version and it looks so much better, had previous rc file just to change default fonts:

style "eclipse" {
font_name = "Sans Condensed 8"
}
class "GtkWidget" style "eclipse"

And with yours together is so pleasant to look at :) now if I work on 1920x1200 or 1280x720 it feels very usable and non-claustrophobic. Before I felt under pressure when moving with work from desktop to laptop.

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@w39hh w39hh commented Feb 10, 2015

Using this on Luna (4.4.1), works great, thanks so much. I wish this was the default.

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@andrioli andrioli commented Sep 18, 2015

@leslau Thanks, I'm back to Ubuntu today and looking how force GTK2 found your fork 👍

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@dieegorenan dieegorenan commented Nov 4, 2015

Thank you so much! Work on Eclipse Mars as well

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@avnshpnwar avnshpnwar commented Jan 13, 2016

Thanks a Lot !! :) Just tested it on Mars and Mint 17.3. Works perfectly

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@biswajit2k4 biswajit2k4 commented Mar 16, 2016

Hi, Is there a way to make small toolbar icon to standard size. I am running Eclipse on Windows 10 laptop having 3200 * 1800 resolution.
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@alessandroasac alessandroasac commented Mar 22, 2016

Thanks a Lot !!

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@SR-G SR-G commented May 1, 2016

Awesome ! Still an issue these days under Eclipse 4.5.2 / Archlinux + Cinnamon.

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@Hagbard1980 Hagbard1980 commented May 12, 2016

Thanks a lot! (my setup: Eclipse 4.5.2 / Archlinux + Cinnamon). Is this bug already reported?

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@rohitvvv rohitvvv commented May 12, 2016

Good work. Thanks a lot. Tested on Debian Jessie

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@gaguileraglb gaguileraglb commented May 20, 2016

Thanks!
You make my monkey developer day better.

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@ghost ghost commented May 21, 2016

Very nice! Worked on ubuntu 14.04

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@shawnbrito shawnbrito commented Aug 23, 2016

Truly appreciated..
I'm using the Eclipse Neon 4.6 (Ubuntu 16.04) and that script made my day 👍

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@radimch radimch commented Sep 30, 2016

Cool! Tried out on Eclipse Oxygen on Ubuntu Mate 16.10 beta2.
Thanks for the tip.

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@bihe bihe commented Oct 4, 2016

THX!!!
Linux Mint 18/Cinnamon with Eclipse neon.1

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@inpos inpos commented Feb 7, 2017

THX!!!

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@vpinna80 vpinna80 commented Jul 14, 2017

It works even on Oxygen GTK+ 2!
Just ignore the MPartStack bits (There aren't on .css file for Oxygen).
Thank you very much!!!

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@javabrett javabrett commented Sep 21, 2017

If you do wish to modify font-size under Eclipse Oxygen, this style has been refactored into e4_basestyle.css in this release.

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@azisaka azisaka commented Nov 29, 2017

Actually, for Oxygen we just need to force GTK 2 on Ubuntu 17.10.

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@boris-so boris-so commented Apr 3, 2018

Works for DBeaver (it is eclipse-based) on Debian Stretch
(css file can be found in /usr/share/dbeaver/plugins/org.eclipse.ui.themes_1.2.1.v20170809-1435/css/e4_default_gtk.css)

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