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April 17, 2018 at 10:21 am #581133
Eclipse ID 4.7.3a
Dark Green/Primary Colors/RecogEyes
Open any java file and hover over an import or class or type to get the javadoc to display and you will get the popup with mostly black text on a black background.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.April 17, 2018 at 10:26 am #581137
When I go back to the Eclipse built in dark theme. I can read the popups.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.April 17, 2018 at 10:32 am #581141
@buddybu, Sorry yuou are having this issue. Could you let us know the OS you are running on so we can investigate further? Also, can you try switching to a different workspace just to make sure the issue persists there?April 17, 2018 at 10:40 am #581146
Windows 10 Pro
And yes, if I switch to a new workspace, it works just fine. What do you need to know about my existing workspace that will help you diagnose the issue?April 17, 2018 at 10:44 am #581148
Excelent! My guess is that some preference was not properly written or was overriden by another plugin (Oomph for example sometimes messes with preferences). One thing we can try in your existing workspace is to go to DevStyle > Color Themes preference page and enable “Force colors”, then apply. This should override existing color preferences and hopefully fix this issue.
Let me know if the issue persists so we can try something else.
April 17, 2018 at 10:49 am #581150
- This reply was modified 2 years, 12 months ago by aaronlonin.
I just switched back to the original workspace. Reapplied the DevStyle Theme, but did not check the force-colors checkbox. This forced me to restart Eclipse, and after restart, the problem has gone away. If it returns, I will let you know.
Thanks.April 17, 2018 at 10:54 am #581152
Awesome! Thank you for using DevStyle!
Have a great day!
Aaron LaraNovember 21, 2019 at 9:07 am #632170
I am having the same issue with the javadoc popups as reported above. I have tried to go to DevStyle > Color Themes preference page and enable “Force colors”, then apply. This does not solve the problem for me. I notice if I return to the Color Themes preference page the “Force colors” check box does not remain enabled. I have tried restarting eclipse multiple times. If this helps at all I recently upgraded the eclipse workspace for Oxygen to 2019-09. Perhaps I should attempt creating a new workspace to see if that solves the problem.November 22, 2019 at 9:09 am #632300
I checked with DevStyle and Eclipse 2019-09 at my end, but could not replicate the problem with JavaDoc popup. The ‘Force colors’ is a one time action by design.
Can you please let us know if you see the problem with JavaDoc in a new workspace as well?
If yes, then please go to
Window > Preferences > Oomph > Setup Tasks > Preference Recorderand see if the ‘Record into’ is checked? In case it is checked, then please uncheck it and shut down Eclipse.
Go to [user_home]/.eclipse and move / delete the folders named *oomph* – this will make the (bad) saved preferences inaccessible. Restart Eclipse.
If you are still seeing the issue, then please share with us your OS and version details.
Genuitec SupportMarch 21, 2020 at 4:07 am #647416
i Have tried both the above suggested solutions. I am still facing the issue.
But it works fine when i change the workspace.
Below are my Eclipse details:
Version: 2019-03 (4.11.0)
Build id: 20190314-1200
Can you help me?
Thank you.March 23, 2020 at 8:57 am #648208
@harsha-dev, just to double-check. Did you find and remove all the
*oomph*directories in your
[user_home]/.eclipse?March 31, 2020 at 11:53 am #650074
Hi! I’ve done all written above and still having the same issue.
I delete all *oomph* directories in my [user_home]/.eclipse but when restarting eclipse these two directories appear:
Even when I delete them, these 2 folders are always created after restarting eclipse. Not sure if that is the cause.April 1, 2020 at 12:19 am #650187
Is the ‘Record into’ checked in the
Window > Preferences > Oomph > Setup Tasks > Preference Recorder? If yes, then please uncheck it and shut down Eclipse and then delete the oomph folders.
Do you see the problem in a new workspace as well? Please share with us your OS and version details, OS theme details, if any set.
Apologies for inconvenience caused.
Genuitec SupportApril 3, 2020 at 6:19 pm #650885
Preference recorder is unchecked.
When using a new workspace the issue with Javadocs is solved.
My OS is Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362. My OS theme details are the ones defaulted by Windows.April 3, 2020 at 6:25 pm #650886
Ok, thanks for the details. Then it seems like the preferences in the other workspace are wrong. Can you share them so we can have a look and see which preferences are wrong?
The prefs are stored at
Please create a zip file with all these files and share here or via email if you prefer at email@example.com