Eclipse Moonrise UI Theme

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David Vavra's picture

Love it but took a while to fix color conflicts and to find a system theme which wasn't generally ugly yet allowed reading button labels in Eclipse. Still have one where I can't highlight some dialog text (like the find/replace dialog) making changes in selections problematic. I can highlight dialog text using the GTK theme.

Brendan Donovan's picture

First off I love this plugin so much I'm using it every day on a Centos 6.6 machine. I have noticed though that it does cause some slowness when swicthing between editors in eclipse. I have the Kepler release and have installed the plugin from the eclipse market place so I have version of teh Moonrise UI Theme plugin.

If I open 10 files in the Java Editor and hit ctrl-F6 to cycle through them there is a noticeable delay in switching file (2-3 secs) that does not occur if I use the Default Theme. Any ideas on what might be causing that or any avenues to explorer as to what might be casuing it?


Jay Dolan's picture

Bummer, the screenshots look awesome. Unfortunately, this theme doesn't seem to handle C (Eclipse CDT) very well. Function calls and variable assignments are black-on-dark-grey and it just doesn't work. Activating this theme also makes other Eclipse themed elements a little funky, but I get the impression that Eclipse's UI as a whole suffers from this -- it's not the fault of this theme.

Jad Zein's picture

The drop-down (File Edit Source etc.) bar and the scroll bars are still grey after installing the UI. Is there anyway to manually darken them?
Other than that, beautiful UI.
Well done and thanks!

Gangsar Swa Purba's picture


It looks great!



Andrey Sotnikov's picture

MoonRise makes my editor tabs almost zero width, with MoonRise (standalone) icons on the toolbar are drawn half way.

Keith Davis's picture

Please tell me how to uninstall. I upgraded from Kepler to Luna and now my colors are all messed up I can't read 50% of everything. I feel like I've restored defaults on all the preferences and still, can't see my code.

Mandeep Tahim's picture

This is amazing. Clean and fast installation and it looks great!

I was just wondering if it was possible to remove orange and red highlight and have the squiggly line back?

Ali Issa's picture

Window --> Preferences --> General --> Editors --> Text Editors --> Annotations

Florian Lecoeuche's picture

Hi thanks for your great works!

How i can change the color of arrows on left for open folders?

jerry dempsey's picture

Finally an impressive dark UI for Eclipse.
Great plugin, I love it, thank you for sharing! My Eclipse looks really better with it and it reduces my eye strain.

Now the ball is to Eclipse developers that should fix the platform issues..

Paul Verest's picture

Please vote for the Bug 425646

Already 8 votes.

peter's picture

I install other color theme plugin first,
then I install moonrise,restart eclipse, it will lock eclipse window,the mouse event have no response
Maybe moonrise have confilict with color theme ,and make endless loop
How to fix the issue?

Paul Verest's picture

Eclipse Moonrise UI Theme is the best dark UI for Eclipse around.

Note that on MS Windows all windows title lines and scrollers color is defined by OS.

As of 0.8.5 restart is required when changing color theme back.

Backup your preferences before importing Eclipse preferences RainbowDrops.epf file, because otherwise there is no quick return.
You can use Eclipse Color Theme Plugin to manage color themes in Editors.

Paul Verest's picture

An issue was raised on Eclipse Bugzilla to address known issues.
Please vote up.