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Is there a way to correct the look of MPLABX IDE?

asked 2019-03-17 13:43:32 -0500

Hi folk, I am in a little trouble with the appearance of the Microchip's MPLABX IDE. I have used the MPLAB software with several linux distros like Fedora KDE, Kubuntu, KDE Neon, OpenSUSE KDE, Manjaro KDE, several distros with cinnamon and gnome desktops. But interestingly I am having this appearance problem only with Fedora KDE and Manjaro KDE distros. Among all distros I like the Fedora KDE distro a lot. But when I work with MPLABX to develop applications it makes me a little disappointed for this appearance problem. As far as I observed this issue occurs only on KDE desktop. Since it's important to have a clear look and appearance on intarface to be able to read the code and menus easily and to save my eyes, this issue is a little bit annoying for me. I will attach a screenshot of the IDE for you to see how font looks spoilt. I will be very appreciated for any one who helps me to overcome this annoying issue. Thanks in advance friends.

>>>screen shot to see the issue<<<

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Welcome to ask.fedora! A little bit of googlemancy shows that this program is proprietary and closed source. Alas, your best bet is probably to consult with Microchip Technology's tech support, as the issue doesn't seem to be Fedora related. (You get the same results with both Fedora and Manjaro.) Feel free to add more details if your support tech asks something Fedora specific, or to let us know how it turns out. Good luck!

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2019-03-18 13:15:42 -0500 )edit

Welcome to ask.fedora! This program appears to be proprietary and closed source. And, you're having the same issue in Manjaro, so it's probably not Fedora specific. Your best bet is to go to Microchip Technology's tech support for assistance. Feel free to add to your question if you're asked Fedora specific questions that you can't answer on your own, or want to report back on the resolution of your issue. Good Luck!

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2019-03-18 13:19:24 -0500 )edit

Hi sideburns! Thanks for kindly answer. So yes, the program is so, but there is one more thing that I've forgotten to mention about. I used the same program with other KDE distros such as openSUSE, Kubuntu, KDE Neon, however, I didn't have the same interface issue as I have been having with Fedora KDE. To me, it seems to be a KDE and Fedora system integration issue, because I tried it on Fedora workstation, it just appeared with a pretty clean interface. But I am very pleased with Fedora's solid rock system. On the other hand I am very organized with KDE and can't with other desktops.

kozmotronik gravatar imagekozmotronik ( 2019-03-19 12:07:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-03-19 15:08:15 -0500

Finally I have discovered the source of issue and the solution. It was all about font settings: From the system settings -> Fonts, I have enabled the anti-aliasing which was selected to vendor-default by default. Well I have changed it to Enabled and the magic works :D everything just perfect! :D :D :D Thanks a lot dear Fedora Team and thank you all dear community members . >>>Here is a screenshot of the fixed interface<<<

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