Eclipse Moonrise UI Theme

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Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1), Neon (4.6), Oxygen (4.7), Photon (4.8), 2018-09 (4.9)

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Solution Description

Dark UI theme for Eclipse 4+.


  • Install the plugin;
  • Restart Eclipse and go to Window > Preferences > General > Appearance;
  • Select MoonRise (standalone) or, for a little better tabs decoration, install Eclipse 4 Chrome Theme from marketplace or from here and select MoonRise;

Syntax highlighting scheme (optional):

WARNING: Take a backup of your preferences before importing a new one so you can safely restore them if you need (File > Export... then select General > Preferences); Download RainbowDrops.epf (right click on the link and select Save link as...) and import it with Eclipse built-in Preferences Import (go to File > Import... then select General > Preferences) Of course, you can use your own syntax coloring scheme if you like or import one with Eclipse Color Theme plugin. Detailed information and troubleshooting:

Note that the look of the theme might differ a bit depending on your OS, see screenshots and find more information on Github project page.

Categories: UI

Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1), Neon (4.6), Oxygen (4.7), Photon (4.8), 2018-09 (4.9)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Development Status: Beta

Date Created: Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 10:11

License: EPL

Date Updated: Friday, October 21, 2022 - 19:56

Submitted by: Andrea Guarinoni

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Some of the color combinations and tonal choices are quite poor out of the box. I know your trying to match other skins from other products out their, but much of this is too complex. Three stars, finally had to scrap it.
Perhaps, if you implemented simple version option that would be good for use beginners.

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.

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?


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.

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!

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

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.

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?

Hi thanks for your great works!

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

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..

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?

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.