2012/01/07

Eclipse Dark Color Theme

As a programmer, we spend lots of time on developing software. In order to protect our eyes, a dark theme in eclipse is recommended. The following steps will show how to replace the default eclipse white theme by a dark one.

1. Choose a Eclipse Color Theme

Go to http://www.eclipsecolorthemes.org/, select whatever color theme you like. I prefer the Vibrant lnk theme.

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Choose a Eclipse Color Theme

Download the eclipse preferences file.

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Download a Eclipse Color Theme

2. Import the Preferences File

Eclipse -> File -> Import -> General -> Preference.

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Then browse the file and finish.

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Import the Eclipse Preferences File

After that, you would see it take effect immediately. However, I don't like the backgroud color of highlighted text. It almost makes me unable to recognize the words. I tried different themes to prevent this probelm. Unfortunately, no one could help.

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The Vibrant lnk eclipse theme

3. Customize the background of highlighted text

Actually, eclipse allow us to modify the theme. Go to Eclipse -> Preferences -> General -> Editors -> Annotations and you need to change all Occurrences and Write occurrences.

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Customize the background of highlighted text

Finally, you would see this setting makes highlighted text clear.

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The modified Vibrant lnk eclipse theme

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