In KDevelop, when you change the name of a variable, a function or the definition of a function, a little message appears below the editor (see image). In this instance it says "Declare function 'get' as: 1 public cv::Matx34f". However, I can't read this because the background is ?brown? and the text is black.

This changed after upgrading to Kubuntu 11.10. Before that it used to be a light blue background.

How do I get that old background back? I tried under Setting>Editor>Fonts&Colors but there are thousands of options. I also tried under system settings>appearance. No luck either.

The offending colour scheme.


Okay, found it. A friend told me, it's called a "tooltip" and can be changed under System Settings > Application Appearance > Colors > Colors > Tooltip Background. This of course is troublesome, as the Tooltip Text is white by default.

So, I put it back to how it was in 11.04: Black text on light blue. The light blue has the value #BEDFF.

  • you should mark your answer as the answer you will get the reputation and it will help others find the answer. By the way good question – Allan Oct 31 '11 at 18:27
  • You probably aren't aware, that marking one's own answer as accepted is only possible after a wait of two days. – Unapiedra Nov 1 '11 at 10:41
  • Sorry its been a while :) – Allan Nov 1 '11 at 16:00
  • Hi, I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I cannot find System Settings > Application Appearance > Colors > Colors > Tooltip Background. In fact I cannot find System Settings > Application Appearance. where is it? – sop Jan 16 '15 at 14:10
  • Are you using KDE? – Unapiedra Jan 16 '15 at 19:51

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