Add this URL to your Eclipse Installation to reach this solution's update site.
Eclipse Color Theme makes it possible to switch color themes conveniently and without side effects.
After the installation, go to Window→Preferences→General→Appereance->Color Theme to change the color theme.
Please note:If you are using a version of the plugin lower than 0.6, please uninstall and reinstall it from the new location. Update site and plugin ID have changed.
You can also download the update site for offline installation.
Eclipse Color Theme currently supports the following editors:
You can download additonal themes or create your own on eclipsecolorthemes.org.
If you have a feature request such as support for another editor, create an issue or a pull request on GitHub.
If you like the plugin and feel generous, you could make a donation.
Unsuccessful Installs in the last 7 Days: 123
By adding the following code below to your website you will be able to add an install button for Eclipse Color Theme.HTML Code:
Submitted by Pe Soi on Mon, 2017-08-21 23:10
It doesn't show preview when i click any Color Theme
Submitted by Fausto Gomes on Fri, 2016-09-02 17:32
You can make it work. Install the plugin in Eclipse using Marketplace (Help -> Eclipse Market place -> search Color Theme and click on the install of the select item of the results.
Now, download these xml files from my google drive ( h t t p s ://drive.google (dot) com/folderview?id=0B-AMLyxKCEq-YjVPeFpkT1AtYXM&usp=sharing ). On Eclipse go to Windows -> Preference -> Appearance -> Color Theme. In the bottom of the screen click on the ""IMPORT THEME"" and navigate to the files downloaded. Once you do that, select any of the imported themes and it will work.
I also shared many of those XML files with my name and the original XML theme name.
Submitted by Mario L on Thu, 2016-07-07 05:39
Excellent idea but the project site is down since years, last release is from 2014, has open issues a plenty...
Submitted by Oscar Santamaria on Fri, 2016-07-01 01:04
I really like the plug in but it has not been available for a while. When is it going to be available again?
Submitted by Maxim Chernyaev on Mon, 2015-08-03 08:15
Your plug-in is awesome, I love it. Unfortunately it does not support Oscript - programming language of Opentext Content Server IDE Plug-In for Eclipse.
Please it add, It would be so great!
Submitted by Ewoks Beeblebrox on Fri, 2015-07-24 03:05
Eclipse color theme plugin settings are not saved in last few milestones versions of eclipse (Luna, Mars RC.. ), including latest official Mars. Where is actually problem? In Eclipse or plugin?
Submitted by Piao Linzhi on Mon, 2015-07-06 23:27
The color theme trun to the default theme every time after restarted of eclipse. It make me crazy.
Eclipse version is :
Eclipse Java EE IDE for Web Developers.
Version: Mars Release (4.5.0)
Build id: 20150621-1200
Submitted by Narayan Ma on Mon, 2015-06-29 16:34
Installation was so easy, did it by dragging. Went to Window→Preferences→General→Appereance->Color Theme and selected a new theme. On apply or restart, the editor screen blips and comes back to the same theme I have. Any idea how can I get it working ?
Eclipse Java EE IDE for Web Developers.
Version: Kepler Service Release 2
Build id: 20140224-0627
Submitted by Narayan Ma on Tue, 2015-06-30 11:30
I got it working after uninstalling Aptena from Eclipse.
Submitted by Javin Paul on Thu, 2014-05-01 06:47
I was really missing this feature in my eclipse installation. Thanks a lot for this plugin, it works like a charm.
Submitted by Laszlo Seregi on Fri, 2014-04-11 17:07
Thanks, it saves my eyes.
Submitted by Momo Joystick on Fri, 2013-11-22 04:53
always a same error ...
Cannot satisfy dependency:
From: Eclipse Color Theme 0.13.0.201311210852 (com.github.eclipsecolortheme.feature.feature.group 0.13.0.201311210852)
To: com.github.eclipsecolortheme [0.13.0.201311210852]
I think it's a great plug-in but I can not try it
Submitted by Paul Verest on Sat, 2014-04-12 12:18
Submitted by Clifton Pang on Wed, 2013-11-20 16:24
I really like this app. It makes it easier to see my code. Favorite is a dark theme, which is RecognEyes. As previous reviewer mentioned, you need to tweak the colors a bit in the Window->Preferences->General->Editor->TextEditors->Annotations -> Write Occurences / Occurences -> Change to Text from Highlighted to Box, or simply change the color to Bright Blue.
Submitted by Ryan Day on Fri, 2013-10-11 16:45
I really appreciate that this helps reduce the strain on my eyes. However, I do wish that it would apply a theme to Eclipse as a whole instead of just the editor windows.
Submitted by Ehsan Azar on Wed, 2013-04-10 18:02
I started by a theme offered in the website, but had to change few things to make it right for C (dark theme).
Among few things needed to change the tooltip, Annotation (Make it box instead of highlight) , and inactive highlight color. Then I wanted to publish it in the website, but realized they do not get tweaked.
Submitted by Max Floyd on Fri, 2013-01-11 08:51
While I appreciate the work and benefit Color Theme represents, I just looked into adding into Eclipse 3.8. It requires 100 MB additional bloat. Really? Thanks, but I'll pass.
Submitted by Alexander Bergström on Sun, 2012-12-30 21:22
When i installed this plugin, changing tabs gets slower, about 2 seconds to load tab. Really irritating...
Submitted by Norbertas Gaulia on Thu, 2013-01-10 13:17
it's noothing to do with this plugin, if you are running Juno SR1 please install performance patch http://wiki.eclipse.org/Platform_UI/Juno_Performance_Investigation
this plugin is osm
Submitted by Andrij Lazurkevych on Mon, 2012-10-22 11:07
The plugin allows to change color scheme only in editor window.
The rest still hurt my eyes (Navigator, Package Explorer, consoles etc)
Submitted by Adiyat Mubarak on Fri, 2012-09-07 08:33
i installed successfully, and i could change my juno themes and pretty good for my eyes if i coding in dark place
Submitted by Scott Stensland on Wed, 2012-09-05 01:30
Now when I double click on a string in python source code
eclipse juno osx fails to select string as highlighted
Submitted by Mitka Dropkin on Mon, 2012-08-27 08:38
eclipse juno, cdt , eclipse color theme 0.12.0.
switching to dark theme and then back to the default:
mouse over function call shows the small preview, this preview is
in wrong color (dark but not coming from the last theme ).
Submitted by Pashalis Mising name on Mon, 2012-08-13 12:39
This functionallity was missing from Eclipse for a long time. This plugin does the job and should be included by default in future eclipse releases.
Submitted by Ziyi Wang on Fri, 2012-08-10 21:41
To install, you need to have the install software tab open, and then drag and drop the install button, worked for me on Juno :)
Submitted by Calvin Cutts on Sat, 2012-08-04 16:48
This a much needed feature but i can't install it. When i drag the install icon onto my workspace it just pastes the url of installbutton.png.
Is there another way to install this?
Submitted by Chen Xin on Thu, 2012-08-02 02:30
i have a problem about eclipse-color-theme ,when i set plug-in in MyEclipse Configuration Center,MyEclipse constantly prompts me to enter a username and password.
I am wondering about username and password. what username and password is correct?
Submitted by Mathieu Denis on Wed, 2012-07-25 17:42
It looks like the update site URL is not working with Eclipse 4.2 Juno. Does somebody can confirm?
Submitted by Michael Thomas on Thu, 2012-05-10 16:16
I have Windows 7, don't know if that is the problem but I cannot drag the icon tag and drop it into my open Eclipse. I would really like this plugin based on the reviews. Is there some other way to to download it, like put it on the software update list in Eclipse. That way I could always get the latest version when I do an update.
Submitted by Jared Barneck on Wed, 2012-05-09 00:03
I am so happy you made this plugin. It saved me a ton of time.
I like black background with colored text.
I would like the whole program to change with the theme someday, so all the tabs surrounding the editor have a black background.
Submitted by Alejandro Eljadue on Mon, 2012-04-09 12:39
Hi, i'm new in this site "marketplace", can anyone tell me how can i install this theme in my blackberry plugin Eclipse?
Submitted by Cesco Mising name on Thu, 2011-03-17 09:58
Congratulation to the developer of this plugin, by now it's the 4th most downloaded plugin of the month, even more downloaded than other important plugins such as PyDev and Google Plugin!
IMHO this highlights the necessities of many developers and the importance of having light and dark color schemes directly supported by Eclipse.
Submitted by Adi Lev on Wed, 2011-03-02 04:03
Hi, It would be nice if you will get involved in Tab coloring per project. Coloring tab of each file per it project can be a nice feature, mostly for multiple versions of same product, where file names are the same.
Submitted by W.J. van der Laan on Sat, 2011-02-19 09:38
This plugin is great! IMO, this should be integrated into Eclipse! Code highlighting themes aren't simply vanity, a nice theme makes it more pleasurable to read code thus makes me more productive.
A little issue: after installing this plugin and restarting Eclipse, then configuring a theme, restarting the editors does not suffice to apply the theme correctly. I had to restart Eclipse another time. Not a great deal, but the initial tweak before restarting had black on grey background, which scared me :)
Also, in C++ with a dark theme you might want to change the "General -> Annotations -> C/C++ Occurences" background color. Otherwise, you get unreadable light on light color on the currently selected keyword/definition. You might also want to change the backgrounds in "Preferences->C/C++->Editor->Appearance Color Options->Inactive Code Hightlight"
Submitted by Felix H. Dahlke on Sun, 2011-02-06 12:07
Sorry to hear that uninstalling didn't work for you. You've probably done this, but here's the uninstall procedure:
1. Go to: Help->Install new Software...
2. Click on the "already installed" link on the lower right part of the window.
3. Select "Eclipse Color Theme" and press "Uninstall".
If you can't find "Eclipse Color Theme" there, try finding it on the "Features" or "Plug-ins" tabs.
Submitted by Superc0w Mising name on Mon, 2011-02-07 02:50
The above did the uninstall for me. Thanks for the tip!
Submitted by Superc0w Mising name on Thu, 2011-02-03 08:41
I had installed an older version of this utility previously, but couldn't uninstall it because it didn't appear under the installed tab under the marketplace. I installed this new version on top of it, hoping it would overwrite the old one but it didn't. Now I have 2 color themes in preferences. Is there any way to manually remove/uninstall the old version?
That aside, this is great! Previously I had to muck around with config files to change the theme. This makes it much easier to change themes.
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Submitted by David Makin on Tue, 2011-02-01 04:10
great idea and a very handy website to create and publish your own themes. Only thing I would like to see is the ability to add a theme per content type
Submitted by Felix H. Dahlke on Wed, 2011-02-02 05:02
You mean e.g. a different theme for Java than for XML?
Submitted by Cesco Mising name on Wed, 2011-01-26 12:10
You almost saved my life, and for sure you have saved my eyes! THIS IS THE BEST ECLIPSE PLUGIN EVER !!!!!
I have only a problem: now the debug output text appears in gray with a white background, so it's almost unreadable... I have taken a screenshot of it here (I'm using "oblivion" theme):
Could you fix that please? And if you could, please add more styles and support for Python/PyDev syntax in a next update. Thank you very much.
Submitted by Felix H. Dahlke on Mon, 2011-01-31 17:04
Thanks for the info! I've created an issue for this, we will address it:https://github.com/eclipse-color-theme/eclipse-color-theme/issues/issue/4
PyDev support has also landed by now.
Submitted by Chris Mising name on Sat, 2011-01-22 10:59
Great stuff on this plugin. I love the vibrant ink theme. There are still sometimes some color conflicts (dark on dark, light on light) on things like mark occurrences and the such that users will have to adjust to their liking. Otherwise, awesome and much needed. BIG THANKS!
Submitted by Felix H. Dahlke on Wed, 2011-01-26 12:55
The mark occurrences issues are fixed now.
Submitted by Abu Azzam on Fri, 2011-01-21 09:19
Especially twilight-ish, the existing ones are to colorful for me :P. Anyway, I really love this, thanks.
Submitted by Felix H. Dahlke on Wed, 2011-01-26 17:15
I've added three additional themes in version 0.6, see the list above. It's furthermore now possible to import themes from http://eclipsecolorthemes.org.
Submitted by Abu Azzam on Thu, 2011-02-03 03:18
I can't believe the plugin will improve this much, the site especially is a great idea! I will recommend this plugin to others! Thanks.
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