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How to use color themes in Eclipse

📅 2014-Apr-11 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

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If you are getting bored of the default syntax highlighting, foreground and background colors in Eclipse, it might be time to liven things up a bit by trying a different color theme. The most convenient way to apply and change color themes is by using the Eclipse Color Theme Plugin. Installing and using it is easy:

  1. Go to Help > Install New Software.

  2. In the Work With box use http://eclipse-color-theme.github.com/update, click Add and choose to install the plugin.

  3. Restart Eclipse after plugin is installed.

  4. To change the theme, go to Window > Preferences > General > Appearance > Color Theme.

The plugin comes with a few themes. And there are plenty more that can downloaded at the Eclipse Color Themes website.

Tried with: Eclipse 3.7.2, NVIDIA Nsight 5.5 and Ubuntu 12.04