Created attachment 133826 [details]
please make the border less distracting
Code folding works great, but the border around folded code is much too heavy/dark. If you do what you're supposed to and write javadocs for everything, it *really* distracting to the eye.
How about creating a separate highlighting option for "code folding border", making it much lighter, and making the border itself a bit thinner? Thanks!
You suggest to separate the folder placeholder's content foreground color and the bounding box line color, right ?
Does the 'thinner border' apply also to the folder placeholder for the code, or to the code folding sidebar at the left side of the Editor window ?
(In reply to comment #1)
> You suggest to separate the folder placeholder's content foreground color and
> the bounding box line color, right ?
> Does the 'thinner border' apply also to the folder placeholder for the code, or
> to the code folding sidebar at the left side of the Editor window ?
Just the placeholder border; the sidebar looks fine.
Oh, do you mean the tooltip border? That looks fine as well. I'm just talking about the border around the folded item.
In fact, it may be better to get rid of the border entirely, and just make the background of the folded item a shade darker. But I'm not a graphic designer, so whatever looks best that doesn't grab your eye too much.
The key point is to separate the border and the text. Then you could set foreground for the border to 'inherited', making it "invisible" on the editor's backround (more or less)
Yup, that'll work. Just out of curiosity, is it possible in the saved highlighting preferences (if not the UI) to take the inherited color and make it lighter/darker? I can see how that would really be useful when creating color schemes...
In other words, the "parent" color could change, and the "child" color (which inherits from it) would be a lighter/darker shade of the new color. It would be useful, for example, for setting the selection background color. It wouldn't need to override whatever the original background color was, so you don't lose any information.
Agree with athompson absolutely. Border around collapsed comment attracts the attention as if it were the most important part of code. Please provide a setting to remove it.
I agree with this as well
Should be implemented together with issue #253229
Implemented in jet-main#6a2a1ad5316d
Integrated into 'main-silver', will be available in build *201505120001* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: Svata Dedic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Log: #229039: added color settings for code folding placeholder border