Darkest Dark Theme with DevStyle

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Solution Description

Darkest Dark theme from DevStyle - a free plugin providing an enhanced set of experiences for Eclipse. Included:

  • Darkest Dark theme - #1 in the Marketplace:
    True dark theme with flat replacement icons
    A great experience over Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Included with DevStyle:
    New light and dark color themes
    All new startup experience for Eclipse
    Inline search for text editors

​Entirely free to use!  Get DevStyle today.

Categories: IDE, UI

Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: 2024-06 (4.32), 2024-03 (4.31), 2023-12 (4.30), 2023-09 (4.29), 2023-06 (4.28), 2023-03 (4.27), 2022-12 (4.26), 2022-09 (4.25), 2022-06 (4.24), 2022-03 (4.23), 2021-12 (4.22), 2021-09 (4.21), 2021-06 (4.20), 2021-03 (4.19), 2020-12 (4.18), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-03 (4.15), 2019-12 (4.14), 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-03 (4.11), 2018-12 (4.10), 2018-09 (4.9), Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), 2024-06 (4.33), Neon (4.6)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Organization Name: CodeTogether Inc.

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:51

License: Commercial - Free

Date Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 08:14

Submitted by: Tim Webb

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After installing the theme, it looks really good!
However, I encountered a problem when creating a new project,
which is that the entire toolchain turned whiteout missing out the available choice of cross GCC and MinGW Gcc.This is comfirmed after changing the settings back to default.

I would loved to continue to use this theme.I'm using photon june2018.


In reply to by kai kai


Sorry you're seeing this issue. I tried a few ways to replicate it but, so far, haven't been able to. If possible, could you raise the issue on our support forums, so that we can better try to resolve the problem? For theme problems, please use: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/theme-problems/

Whether you post on the forums or not, please let us know the OS you're using and which DevStyle color theme you've selected, as well as the actions you're taking on the new project wizard to make sure we're looking at the same window. Additionally, if you've made any personalizations to the desktop in your OS, please mention that.

Thanks for your kind comments on the plugin. We'd sure like to improve it by resolving this issue and hope you can help us do so.

In reply to by Jingfeng Zhao

Jingfeng Zhao, thanks for your comments on the plugin. I'm assuming that you're using a Mac, as I could only reproduce the issue on that OS. If you're using some other platform, please raise an issue on our support forums at https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/theme-problems/

If you're on a Mac, the problem is seen in other wizards also but I note it doesn't stop use of those wizards. I've raised the problem with development and we will certainly seek to improve the experience here though there does seem to be a problem with dark themes generally (the standard eclipse Dark theme also exhibits the problem) so there might be an issue with the OS. However, we'll do our best to make this a better experience.

Thanks again for reporting the problem.

It reverted my eclipse from photon to oxygen and locks up if i use my existing workplace, using a new workplace makes half of eclipse do nothing when i click on something, have to reinstall eclipse just to remove this

In reply to by Thomas Miller

Thomas, I'm sorry you had a bad experience with DevStyle. DevStyle is compatible with Photon, and there's no way it can revert your installation back to Oxygen, unless a "downgrade path" was chosen during installation itself, perhaps due to other plugins you may have had installed. Our team has specifically tested multiple Photon installations, even those which had been upgraded from Oxygen, and it works as expected. Unfortunately, the downgrade could have resulted in a corrupted installation, and this is likely the cause of the lockups you experienced.

If you try DevStyle again, please note any issues / alt installation paths that are suggested during installation. We'll be happy to help with any installation issues you may have - you can report them here, or better still, use our support forum: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/

In reply to by Thomas Miller


We're keen to figure out what happened in your situation, both to help you and in case others come across it. We have thousands of Oxygen and Photon users of the plugin and, as Brian pointed out, we've tested extensively with both eclipse releases, including  with upgraded installs from Oxygen to Photon but have not seen the issue you're reporting. If you'd like to help resolve it, please raise the issue on our support forums where we can investigate it more thorougly as this is not the best forum for the exchanges that might be needed. We look forward to helping you at https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/

Env: Windows 10 64-bit, Eclipse 4.7.3a

Hello, there is one more thing I have found so far after I issued the scrollbar problem.

If I try to scroll down until the end of the file on source code window in general, I can only see horizontally half of the last line number. However, if I execute scrolling on the 'line number panel' directly, it can be fully shown.

Thanks for your cooperation!

In reply to by Yoruichi Shihouin

Yoruichi, I couldn't quite replicate the problem as you described but I do see issues with the last line in some editors with certain themes, and I've rased the issue with the development team, at a hight priority. Thanks for reporting this and sorry you're seeing the issue.

I dunno when this was added but for years there wasn't anything good to theme eclipse so I gave up. This should be merged into the core code! thanks!

Thanks for your effort for making this tool.
I just installed it few days ago and was wandering what's inside.

Currently, I'm using Windows 10 64-bit and Eclipse Oxygen.3a Release (4.7.3a).
Whenever I feel that the codes are horizontally too long, I tend to wrap them using Alt + Shift + Y hotkey.
Then, intuitively, a vertical scrollbar is expected to appear if the load of codes exceeds the screen, however, it did not appear.

At first, I thought, it is Eclipse which might have the problem, but after turning off the tool by changing the option in preference menu, I could see that scrollbar appeared well from inactive gray mode to active mode, for instance.

It would be appreciated if this problem is solved.
I send my gratitude in advance!

In Window --> Preferences --> DevStyle --> Color Themes, I have the Workbench theme set to "Dark Custom".

Normally, HSL(0,0,0) should be pitch black. However, this results in a light brownish grey workbench collor. Setting HSL to (0,0,100) creates the darkest workbench theme. However, it is still not black. It is a (quite ugly) dark brownish grey.

It would be nice to be able to set the HSL values of the Custom Dark workbench theme to a pitch black colour.

In reply to by Marc Jakobi

mjakobi866, thanks for using DevStyle. Yes, a pure black backround is not currently possible. With some OS themes, it may not be possible to see some UI controls (e.g. drop down box arrows) if using pure black. However, we're looking at how best to address this issue. Thanks for reporting it.

Thanks for this great plugin! Much appreciated!

1- It is mentioned that theme colors are customizable yet I don't see anywhere which that customization could be acheived.

2- In dissassembly view, background colors of recent asm executions make the actualy op code unreadable.

3- How to change the yellow color of comments in darkest dark color theme?

4- The "switch to C/C++ editor" icon (upper right) is labeled to just C++

In reply to by Zeta Investigator

Thanks for the feedback, zinvestigator.

  1. This article explains customizations of themes: https://www.genuitec.com/docs/workbench/using-devstyle-themes/
    Beyond that, syntax coloring is customizable via editor preferences for the various languages and the default text editor colors. If you'd like something beyond those customizations, please let us know (our support forum is a good place to discuss those requests).
  2. I see the problem and will raise a bug report.
  3. Go to Window->Preferences then the "C/C++"/"Editor"/"Syntax Coloring" page. Open the "Comments" node in the "Element" pane, select the type of comment you want to change, then click the colored rectangle to get a color choice dialog and select your color. Click the OK button.
  4. I'm not sure I understand this issue. Are you referring to the Icon for the C/C++ perspective? If you've opted to no show text for perspectives then you can still hover over the icon to see the text. Yes, the new icon does show only "C++" but then the standard eclipse CDT icon shows only "C", so this may not be what you're referring to.

I hope this helps but if you want to raise new issues or discuss these issues further, please use our support forums, if possible, as this comment section in the MarketPlace is not an ideal space for investigating issues.

In reply to by Francesco Muccilli

Francesco, as I stated earlier in the comments, this is the first popup in 14 months of DevStyle, sent to our users because we strongly believe CodeMix will improve their Eclipse dev experience.

Now typically, a user would see the notification just once, but I realize (from our Twitter conversation) that you are seeing it far more frequently, and I agree this can be frustrating. We will be releasing an update in the next couple of days that will correct this behavior. Thank you for letting us know, and we appreciate your patience.

When applying darkest dark theme, The workbench color i schanging to black but the scrollbars are still like the mac's default scrollbars

OS : MacOS High Sierra

Eclipse  : Oxygen (April 2018)

Tried the following

  • Changing the colors in theme
  • -Dswt.enable.themedScrollBar=false

Still not working .Image link attached.



and I like the color of my Eclipse layout, much easier on the eyes.  But after getting a popup pushing other products, I uninstalled.  Sorry, I have no tolerance for this type of advertising.  This should be listed in the product description and feels somewhat deceptive.

In reply to by John Burnham

John, this is the first popup in 14 months of DevStyle's existence, put out there as we believe our users would benefit from our new CodeMix plugin.

We respect our users very much, and are happy to provide this very popular plugin entirely free. We'll continue to be very sensitive about not popping up frequently; sorry it rubbed you the wrong way, and hopefully we’ll see you back again!

I imported the Solarized light color, it works for the syntax. But if I want to use its background color, I need to check background color in Devstyle setting. This will change the background color at the beginning. But it will change back to default(white/black) color if I change to a different program's window. I am using Eclipse Oxygen at mac High Sierra. Thanks!

In reply to by Jun Zhao

Sorry that you're seeing a problem, Jun Zhao. I tried to replicate the problem, from your description and couldn't. Could you please raise the issue on our support forums? The support forum is here: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/theme-problems/

We'd need to know exactly what settings were used on the DevStyle preferences pages and how you imported the Solarized theme, as well as specific release information for eclipse Oxygen and DevStyle. Some screenshots of the problem would be a big help, too.

Thanks for using DevStyle.

In reply to by Miki Fadli

Thanks for your comment, Miki. It is much appreciated.

To use the DevStyle eclipse launcher, go to Window>Preferences>DevStyle then enable the "Use the Startup Experience" option. Click "Apply and Close" and you're all set. Please use our support forums if you have further issues: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/

I have devstyle dark theme installed, it is good and i am having a good user experience with it. 

May I know, how to edit the start up quotes/jokes when i lauch eclipse?.


Thanks for making such an awesome theme experience free to the community. I hate the default dark theme Eclipse provides since not everything is properly dark and the icons look awful.

However, DevStyle cleanly replaces all icons and impart an excellent themed experience. I use it for C/C++ development. One suggestion I have is you could make the syntax coloring better. This is an area where the eclipse default dark theme does a good job. e.g. I manually set the color of function to be green for easy identification and skimming of the code. You can take cues from editors like Sublime text as well.

I really like this, however I have one problem with it: In my package explorer, some entries do not get styled. The font is black and the background white instead of the other way around, which makes working with the package explorer unpleasant.

In reply to by Daniel Lehmann

Thanks for using Darkest Dark, Daniel. I'm glad you like it. Regarding your problem with Package Explorer, could you provide more information, as I don't see the same issue at my end? What is the OS, the version of eclipse and a screenshot would help. Is it a certain type of entry that is causing the problem (a certain project type or file type, for example)? For problem investigation, our support forums are probably a better platform for investigating. If you could use the forums, rather than this MarketPlace listing page, then that would be awesome, but we can help here too (though sometimes with more of a delay).

Using Windows, When a list is opened, (i.e. with CTRL+SHIFT+T) the first element in the list is always highlighted with a lightgray color that makes it impossible to read the underlaying white text. Please fix, I love everything else about this theme!!

In reply to by D B

Glad you like the theme, DB! Sorry about the bad color scheme though I don't see that when I tried with the Darkest Dark theme on Windows 10, here. In my case, the highlight is a medium gray, not a light gray. Can you please report this on our forum with a screenshot of the problem and a note to say which version of DevStyle you have installed (you can get this from Help>Installation Details, Installed Software tab) and what your theme settings are in the DevStyle>Color Themes preferences page? Apologies for the inconvenience.

[Issue Description]

I don't know why Devstyle always erases the formatting of  SYNTAX COLORING settings.

Once you close your Eclipse, all the format setting in syntax coloring will be reset to a fixed normal style, like italic of static items, of bold for keywords.

No matter how I saved the configuration it didn't change. Even importing a preferences file(.epf) can't overwrite the format 

It seems like happened only in Dark series theme, Light series theme works fine.(But every one dose need the Darkest Dark)

Same problem happended in Eclipse Photon too.

[Enviroment Information]

OS: Windows 10.1709(16299.214)

Eclipse Version: Oxygen.2 Release (4.7.2)

Theme: Dark Grey


I am having issues with the plugin I can't seem to fix.

Firstly, when Eclipse opens, this prompt pops up (every time):

"Given how DevStyle intercepts certain components of this IDE, it is recommended to restart now. Continue with restart?"

When trying to update, it says update pending and nothing happens.

When trying to modify, it says "The currently displayed page contains invalid values."

Anyone have any idea what's going on? I tried to delete the metadata, but that changed nothing. Thanks!

In reply to by Martin Silbernagl

Many apologies for your wasted time, Martin. We've been investigating this for some time but have been unable to replicate consistently (we managed replication once but it's unclear whether it's an identical situation). We continue to try to track down the cause but I'm glad you eventually managed to get round it with a re-install (though that, obvioiusly, shouldn't have been necessary). Can you please let us know whether this started to occur after updating to CI 11, or after some other event? Also, which version of eclipse were you using? That mlight help us establish a pattern.

Again, sorry that you had this experience and thanks for using DevStyle.

In reply to by wang guojin

Wang Guojin, sorry you're seeing this. We've had a small number of users report the same problem but had been unable to replicate it consistently, making it difficult to debug. However, we've recently been able to replicate it consistently and have fixed the bug internally. Hopefully, it will make the next update. Until then, the only way to fix it appears to be to re-install eclipse and DevStyle.