The ability to easily customize themes disappeared Ubuntu 11.10, and with it an easy way to fix ugly tooltips problems with some applications such as eclipse.
The way to fix this is to manually edit the configurations files:
/usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/settings.ini /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk.css /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
And to replace the values of
To make it easier I created a script that does that automatically, it can be downloaded here. To run the script, open a terminal, go to the download directory and run:
chmod +x tooltipfix sudo ./tooltipfix themeName
themeName is an optional argument to specify the target theme (default is “Ambiance”).
Edit: Thanks to Tony Bussieres for his contribution and creating a GIST repository