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: 2024-03 (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 (4.32), 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: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 16:50

Submitted by: Tim Webb

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December 2023 6/671 9424 59
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Great plugin, I really like the themes.
However, there is a problem on Xubuntu 20.04.2 LTS running the default, stock Greybird theme.
The current position in all trees (Project Explorer, Outline, etc) is highlighted with background color #6688ff (102, 136, 255), which does not look like in the screenshots. I also tried in Windows 10 with same Eclipse version and the highlighting in the Outline and Project Explorer panes looks correct there.

Trying other themes in DevStyle and also in XFCE did not help.
The default Eclipse themes each highlight with their own, different blueish, less intrusive color, so it appears that this element is definitely stylable.

Details: Eclipse CDT Version: 2021-03 (4.19.0) Build id: 20210312-0638, DevStyle installed from Eclipse Marketplace. No other plugins installed.


Great plugin, only issue is that I have tried everything under the sun to set the matching tag high lite  color and I can't.  I'm using the darkest theme with a mild to dark gray background so i can at least see the black line box around the tags. If I use the black background you can't see anything.   Please advise and thank you

I had installed in other eclipse and I can see the sql ok

But in my eclipse (same version) I tried to reinstall the theme but it still being too dark :(


In reply to by Herchi .

Do you have any additional plugins installed and can you please let us know what version of Eclipse you're using? If you try switching to other dark themes (within the offerred DevStyle themes) do you see the same issue there too?

After installing into the latest version of DBeaver (via Install new software...) it goes into crash boot loop: starts, splashscreen appears, crashes, starts again etc... Only taskkill /f /im dbeaver.exe helped.

In reply to by Vsevolod Golovanov

Vsevolod, we specifically tried the latest version of DBeaver and could not reproduce this issue. Are you using the DBeaver standalone installer (assuming version 7.3.3) or have you installed DBeaver via update site into Eclipse? If the latter, do share the version and distribution of Eclipse being used.

In reply to by Brian Fernandes

Hi Bryan,

I have the same issue than "Vsevolod" in DBeaver 7.3.4. I don't have any Eclipse distribution installed. I followed the steps from DBeaver webpage (dbeaver.com/docs/wiki/Eclipse-extensions/) and now I can't use the application. Is it possible to unninstall the extension without run the app?

Thank you.

Hello friends,
the plugin is just great!
I will see hot good it is in the work.
But the first impression is perfect! 

Additional thank for update of the buttons :-)

When using darkest dark with lombok only the bottom half of the project seems to be colored. The coloring can be fixed with ctrl + shift + o (import all), but it seems clumsy to apply this command after even the smallest change. I have the newest version of eclipse, darkest dark and lombok

Tried via market place and update site but I am getting the following error:

java.io.IOException: http:// downloads.genuitec.com/downloads/products/devstyle/updates/ds20200720 is not a valid repository location.

An error occurred while collecting items to be installed
session context was:(profile=epp.package.cpp, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Collect, operand=, action=).
Artifact not found: com.googlecode.json-simple_1.1.1.me201606061543.jar.

I get an error when I attempt download of Darket Dark Theme for the following methods in Spring Tool Suite 4 (Version: 4.5.1.RELEASE, Build Id: 202001211336). (I had to edit urls to not trigger link check for this comment)

1. I drag the INSTALL button from this marketplace.eclipse.org page onto STS workspace: "No repository found at http:// www. genuitec.com/updates/devstyle/ci/."

2. From Eclipse Marketplace in STS when I select to install Darket Dark Theme with DevStyle 2020.7.20. Error from Marketplace: "Artifact not found: http:// www. genuitec.com/updates/devstyle/ci/compositeContent.jar.

3. From STS - Help - Install New Software - Work with "http:// www.genuitec.com/updates/devstyle/ci" returns error: "Could not find http:// www.genuitec.com/updates/devstyle/ci

When I set color themes to "H:0, S:0, L:0" everything goes black but I want much darker than 0,0,100 but not black. Can you fix it for the next version or give me a styling shortcode that can match "#050505"?


As the picture shows, all non-focus arrows are disappeared when i use light theme in spring tool suite 4.7.0 ,  and the color of toolbar is also not correct。


I would prefer the original Eclipse light theme scrollbar, as dark theme scrollbar is unable to shift-click, inaccurate for annotations.

I hope there will be an option to disable theme scrollbar in later update



This is an awesome add-on for DBeaver, but unfortunately, I had to uninstall it as it causes issues with exporting query results. As soon as I install it, the lists of available 'Targets:' and 'Objects:' come up empty.

Thank you



First of all thanks for providing us a great theme which I wish it is a part of the standard bundle. So I applies the theme and I work on SAP ABAP editor. It works perfectly except when we navigte to the CLASS section, the editor becomes completely white and the code is nnot visisble,all that is visiole were parenthses and Inverted commas in the code.

Hope you will address this soon.

Appreciate your contribution to the marketpalce.



In reply to by Murthy Katta


Appreciate the kind words, thank you! It's a bit tricky for us to debug ABAP coloring issues here, can you please create a post on our forum so we can dive into more detail? It would be helpful to have some screenshots of the editor. Also, do you see the same issues with the Eclipse Dark theme, or does that work fine? Thanks!

https://marketplace.eclipse.org/comment/6542#comment-6542 -> I've already reported.


Hi, I've found the reason of why it is occurred.

I'm using Vrapper plug-in as well and if I installed both of them, the problem issued only on windows. 

When I go to declaration using a shortcut, cursor disappeared. Any key doesn't work at the moment until click the editor using a mouse. But If the declaration is in a same file or the declaration is in other file but it was already opened before, the problem doesn't appear.

I mainly use CDT, Vrapper(VIM) plugins. 

I hope my word delivered properly.

I really want to use theme. Thanks.

In reply to by Tomislav Sulentic

Tomislav - glad you like our theme. I just checked the scrollbars in the DBeaver SQL editor and they looked fine, a couple of views looked OK as well. Can you tell us what editor or view you're talking about? Also, ensure you're not on the Windows Classic OS theme. If you can send a screenshot to us at support@genuitec.com or open an issue on our forums, we'd be able to take a deeper look. Thanks!

I'm running 2018 eclipse, after downloading the theme, I can no longer install updates. I get the error:

An error occurred while collecting items to be installed session context was:(profile=_home_rk1424_eclipse_rcp-latest-released_eclipse, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.........

I have tried out the different solutions I found on the web with no luck. I hope you can give me insights. 

In reply to by Yomi Oluwadara

Yomi, your installation's metadata may have been corrupted by the plugin installation - unforutnately this is something we don't have much control over. The most expedient way of getting this fixed may be to start with a fresh (and more recent) Eclipse install. However, if you'd like to work on your existing install, please open a ticket here with the entire stack trace and we'll take a look ASAP.

Hi, today morning i installed this dark theme.Then onwards, my eclipse is getting hanged for every line i type the code. Its really annoying. May i know, how to fix it ?

I am using this version : 2020-03 (4.15.0)

In reply to by Shri Shankari

Shri - first, a few hours ago, we put out a new update for DevStyle, please ensure you are on the latest release. If the problem still occurs, do let us know what OS you're on, as well as what plugins you have in your Eclipse installation, or what base Eclipse install it is (PHP, CDT, Enterprise, etc.). If you could create a post on our forums along with your workspace error log, that would help us track this down. Thanks!

I am using eclypse 2019-12 (4.14.0) and lastest version of Darkest dark theme.

When looking at javadocs, I cannot read them because dark theme uses black font over black background.

Can you please take a look at it and try to solve it? Thank you so much.

In reply to by Pablo F

Sorry that you are seeing this issue. Can you please check if any of the suggestions discussed in this forum post help fix the problem at your end? : www.genuitec.com/forums/topic/cant-read-javadoc-popup/

If you are still seeing issues, please post on the forums for us to investigate further.

I use Eclipse PDT 2019-12 (4.14.0), Some icons are missing:

1. When I right click on a folder and hit "Use as Library Folder":

2. Top of the Project Explorer:

3. Search icon when I right click on a File:

4. PHP Search icon on Search window:

Hii Iam Using Eclipse Neon with Dark Theme on Mac OS, but iam facing issues with this version as i have writing my code so on the Content Assist it hides the first element and starts with a header, while changing this to the Normal Theme it works fine but with the DARKEST Theme this issue occurs

In reply to by Prashant Rana

Prashant, thanks for bringing this to our attention - we were able to reproduce this. The issue is specific to Eclipse Neon though, so if you upgrade to a more recent version of Eclipse, you would no longer experience this problem. We've filed a bug for this, but unfortunately cannot commit to a fix timeline right now.

1. windows 10 -> c/c++ eclipse(already installed darkest dark theme) -> open c file -> open declaration -> newly opened file -> loosing focus

2. windows 10 -> c/c++ eclipse(already installed darkest dark theme) -> open c file -> open declaration -> already opened file -> no problem

3. ubuntu 18.04 -> c/c++ eclipse(already installed darkest dark theme) -> open c file -> open declaration -> newly opened file -> no problem

In reply to by yongho Nam

Yongho, could you clarify exactly what you mean by, "losing focus" - do you mean another editor is activated instead of the file just opened? Does it happen when a file of another type is similarly opened (if you have Java files for instance also in your environment)? Finally, just to be sure it's a theme issue - does this happen only with Darkest Dark activated, no problems in the default Eclipse theme?