Less screen space waste in Eclipse 4.4

I’m really happy to report that we managed to solve Reduce whitespace usage in the default Eclipse themes . Such bugs are difficult to get agreement upon, as they are “opinion” bugs.

I think the result is really good. If you fire up the next Eclipse 4.4 milestone build, Eclipse uses much less whitespace and leaves more space for the important content.

Java - test-src-test-Main.java - vogella Development Tools _010

Compare this to the old theme configuration.

Java - test-src-test-Main.java - vogella Development Tools _009

While this is on a technical level a trivial change, I hope that this will improve the initial perception people have in using Eclipse.

A big thanks to Daniel Rolka, Robin Stocker and Dani Megert for doing the majority of the work and a big thanks all involved parties in the Bug report to get this change accepted.

About Lars Vogel

Lars Vogel is the founder and CEO of the vogella GmbH and works as Eclipse and Android consultant, trainer and book author. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, He is the primary author of vogella.com. With more than one million visitors per month this website is one of the central sources for Java, Eclipse and Android programming information.
This entry was posted in Eclipse, Lars Vogel and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Less screen space waste in Eclipse 4.4

Comments are closed.