Increasing font size in menu trees in Eclipse

On a high resolution monitor, by default the tree menus that display your project contents can be too small to read. I’ve never had this issue before on older PCs/laptops/monitors, but on my M1 MacBookPro the text in menu item trees is (for me) too small to read.

The setting to increase the font size specifically for menu trees is in Preferences here: General / Appearance / Colors and Fonts / View and Editor Folders :

WebStorm: code completion, everywhere!

I’ve been taking the 30 day eval of WebStorm for a spin. I’ve watched a few videos of people hacking on code in Javascript with various frameworks and libraries, and what’s really impressive is the speed that they manage to type code taking advantage of WebStorm’s code complete features.

I haven’t really thought about this too much as you take for granted what you’re used to, but in other IDEs like Eclipse and Netbeans, most of the code complete features center around offering properties and methods on a Class after you type ‘.’ or Ctrl-Space – or at least that’s the way I’ve always thought how code complete works in those IDEs.

In Webstorm you get the same popup complete after a ‘.’ or on pressing Ctrl-Space. In addition though, if you start typing the first few letters and press return, if there’s anything matching those first few letters then it inserts that text, or shows you possible alternatives.

For example, if you type fu[Enter], you get:

[code]function () {


This saves some typing for sure, but what’s pretty cool is that the code complete can vary based on the *.js files you have imported using <script> in an HTML file, or other selected Libraries from the Preferences/Languages and Frameworks/JavaScript/Libraries. Which pretty much means you get code-complete on anything, anywhere in your source. Now that’s pretty cool.

There’s a great walkthrough of some of these features in this video from the guys at JetBrains:

WebStorm: adding library support for Jasmine

WebStorm provides support to download libraries to provide code complete for a huge number of popular libraries.

I tried to add a Library for Jasmine manually, but really wasn’t sure where to point to, I tried pointing to here, but this didn’t seem to work for me:


If you press the Download button on the right, you can search for a known library and install it like this:

I think part of what I was looking for was jasmine and karma-jasmine, but installing from the Download option got these setup for me, and now I’ve got the code complete in my Jasmine tests that I was looking for.