Eclipse is commonly used worldwide as a old and awesome IDE, but it is also awful because of its unfriendliness to the user. Even Google stopped using Eclipse as the default platform and swap to IntelliJ(and it is awesome, especially PHPStorm, believe me). Unfortunately, our course still use a special customized order version of eclipse 4.4 for coding for homework, which is really annoying. What’s worse, It does not support HiDPI, which made me hard to see the word and icons. Luckily, there is a way to fix this problem for the version before 4.5. Keep in mind that latest version of eclipse already fixed this problem.
To do this is very simple. First, we have to enable the External Manifest through Registry Editor:
- Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySideand create a DWORD Value called
PreferExternalManifestand set it to one.
Then, navigate to the root folder and create a file named
eclipse.exe.manifest with following content.
This will disable the DPI awareness of Eclipse so that it will be displayed properly.