java - Eclipse: How do you change the highlight color of the currently selected method/expression?


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In eclipse, when your cursor is placed on a method (or other things), other places the method exists are highlighted. I'd like to change the color of this highlight, but after scouring the eclipse preferences many times in all 3 places, I have yet to find it.

Any of you Eclipse gurus know where to find this option?

Thank you!


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    After running around in the Preferences dialog, the following is the location at which the highlight color for "occurrences" can be changed:

    General -> Editors -> Text Editors -> Annotations

    Look for Occurences from the Annotation types list.

    Then, be sure that Text as highlighted is selected, then choose the desired color.


    And, a picture is worth a thousand words...

    Preferences dialog
    (source: coobird.net)

    Image showing occurences highlighted in orange.
    (source: coobird.net)


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    For those working in Titanium Studio, the item is a little different: It's under the "Titanium Studio" Themes tab.

    The color to change is the "Selection" one in the top right.

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    1 - right click the highlight whose color you want to change

    2 - select "Properties" in the popup menu

    3 - choose the new color (as coobird suggested)

    This solution is easy because you dont have to search for the highlight by its name ("Ocurrence" or "Write Ocurrence" etc), just right click and the appropriate window is shown.


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    If you're using eclipse with PHP package and want to change highlighted colour then there is slight difference to above answer.

    1. Right click on highlighted word
    2. Select 'Preferences'
    3. Go to General > Editors > Text Editors > Annotations. Now look for "PHP elements 'read' occurrences" and "PHP elements 'write' occurrences". You can select your desired colour there.

    Change Highlighted text colour in Eclips with PHP


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    1. right click the highlight whose color you want to change

    2. select "Preference"

    3. ->General->Editors->Text Editors->Annotations->Occurrences->Text as Hightlited->color.

    4. Select "Preference ->java->Editor->Restore Defaults