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Philip Larson
Philip Larson
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SOLVED: Cant change Text Size directly

Hello! I've just started with the android development tutorial. I'm at the video "Initial Layout" and @ ~3:44 i should click on the box next to Text Size, but I can't change this number without the "Resource Chooser" popping up? I've gone around this issue by creating a new dimension that I set to Value 32sp. But shouldn't I be able to change this directly without creating a new dimension? And what is the Resource Chooser anyway?

Help appreciated :)

EDIT: I didn't see this until now: Known Issue: On Mountain Lion, you are unable to edit certain properties in the Properties view, like Text Size for the TextView. The workaround is to right-click on the TextView and select Edit TextSize.

This works! I guess changing it in the activity_main.xml under textSize would also work...

2 Answers

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Glad you got this working! There is a built-in workaround in the latest version of Eclipse and the Android development tools released by Google and available at http://developer.android.com/sdk. When you try to edit the TextSize you get the message:

This dialog is shown instead of an inline text editor as a workaround for an Eclipse bug specific to OSX Mountain Lion. It should be fixed in Eclipse 4.3. https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=388574

I had this problem as well the other day. Just to let you guys know.