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Dark Skin for Bio7 2.5


For the next upcoming release of Bio7 a new dark skin will be available. Here are some screenshots for Linux and Windows. Some UI elements of Windows are controlled from the OS and can’t be skinned at the moment.





New Icons for Bio7 2.5


Beside many changes for the next release I was able to find the time to update the icons of Bio7 for the next release. The icons are a subset of the FontAwesome icons and some custom icons and were created with Inkscape. They will be made available for free, too.  At the moment the icons are available in two resolutions (100%, 200%) and the larger icons will be used when working with a high DPI monitor (> x dpi). For the rules see:

Here are two screenshots:




Bio7 Toolbar Improved


Finally I was able to find the CSS error in the toolbar layout which resulted in a visible gap when, e.g., the Flow editor was active. Now everything looks much better (see the red arrows!) especially when you install Eclipse plugins which make contributions to the main toolbar.


You can also add this corrections easily to a current Bio7 2.3 installation. Just add the following lines to the default Bio7 CSS (Path: Bio7/plugins/

.MToolBar.Draggable {
  handle-image: url(./dragHandle.png);

.MToolControl.TrimStack {
  handle-image: url(./dragHandle.png);

.MToolControl.Draggable {
  handle-image: url(./dragHandle.png);

And delete the following ‘handle-image’ line in the Perspective Switch attribute:

/*Perspective Switch!*/
#org-eclipse-ui-main-toolbar #PerspectiveSwitcher {
    handle-image: none;

Or just copy over the CSS from the default_win7.css github file.