This is related to the recurring "white on black tooltips" question. Until yesterday I was able to change tooltip colors (and fix UI element padding) using a specific gtkrc file for eclipse, as suggested by this blog post.
My gtkrc looks like (slightly reformatted)
gtk-color-scheme = "base_color:#ffffff\nfg_color:#4c4c4c\n tooltip_fg_color:#000000\nselected_bg_color:#f07746\n selected_fg_color:#FFFFFF\ntext_color:#3C3C3C\n bg_color:#F2F1F0\ntooltip_bg_color:#f5f5b5\nlink_color:#DD4814 ...
and I run eclipse with the command
This worked fine for 11.10 and still works on 12.04, with the exception of tooltip colors, i.e. eclipse starts with the tweaked UI elements but still uses the default white on black tooltips.
Editing the system-wide gtkrc file at
as suggested by this answer works fine, but I'd rather not do it and besides I still have no clue as to why eclipse will pick up all my modifications to gtkrc except the
gtk-color-scheme setting. Does anyone know what's wrong?