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Dark Eclipse theme

Posted by Prashant Deva on December 13, 2012

Intellij IDEA recently launched with a cool new Dark theme, so I set about to find something equivalent for my beloved Eclipse.

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Apparently it didn’t take me too long. All you need to do is :

1. Make sure you have the latest version of Eclipse, ie, Juno

Sorry but previous versions dont exactly support theming. 

2. Download the ‘Dark Juno’ theme
https://github.com/rogerdudler/eclipse-ui-themes

This will change the color of all eclipse view and toolbars to a dark theme. However we still have to change the color theme of the editor.

3. Get the Eclipse Color Themes plugin
http://www.eclipsecolorthemes.org/

Install a dark theme for the editor from there. I personally recommend ‘Oblivion’. It is also the most popular theme on the site.

And tada! You now have ‘Dark Eclipse’! Granted the theming is a bit rough around the edges but you didn’t have to fiddle with your OS color schemes and takes only minutes to setup. You end up with a nice, eye soothing color palette for an application you will be looking at all day :)