Righ click on the text editor--> Preferences -> select editors --> click on Genereal text editor preferneces
You should see: selection foreground color and selection background color
Change as you want it.
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^ NOPE!! that only changes the selected text, when using a MOUSE or KEYBOARD to highlight with.
The problem I have, is that the Flashbuilder IDE automatically highlights all matching words. Its very annoying. I cant read half of my syntax because it decides to highlight everything for me, with an unusable color.
SELECTION FOREGROUND and BACKGROUND is not the solution and Ive tried that already.
Ive actually tried ALL the options in the preference settings, but none have affected this problem.
Id even like to disable the highlight feature for "matching" syntax words. I dont even really need to change it's color, id rather just disable it as its ANNOYING.
Did you manage a solution for this annoyance? I very much miss FlashDevelop!!
Preferences > Editors > Text Editors > Annoations, "ActionScript Occurrences"
Jason San Jose
Software Engineer, Flex Mobile
Thank you Jason. I could customize some other things. However, similar texts get highlighted when i place my curson on a 'word', in grey color even though all the options were removed under 'ActionScript Occurences'. Is this a default behaviour which couldn't be removed?
one thing Ive noticed is when you change these text editor preferences, it does not begin working until you close all open files.
if I have a file open, and I change my text editor settings, I wont see it work until I close that open file, then re-open it.
The reason I point that out is because I may have fixed it before, just never noticed it because I wasnt closing my open files
That's a good tip, Devtron. I had to come to this same post to see why my settings were not refreshing... and got the answer too glad i found it before the need to restart FB!
I've got the opposite problem right now, mine went away and I want them back. Any solutions?
Preferences -> Editors -> Text Editors -> Annotations -> ActionScript Occurrences
Try editing those settings. Change the color and "Text as" values.
I just had to do this again (yesterday) because I upgrade to Flashbuilder 4.5.1