Darkest Dark Theme with DevStyle

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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)

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Neon (4.6)

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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), 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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April 2024 5/670 9590 46
March 2024 4/694 14353 82
February 2024 5/687 11373 322
January 2024 5/691 10676 75
December 2023 6/671 9424 59
November 2023 6/686 11696 50
October 2023 5/673 12951 76
September 2023 4/663 13968 59
August 2023 5/673 12590 66
July 2023 5/668 12266 52
June 2023 6/669 13014 60
May 2023 6/671 13537 61
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In reply to by Chang Moon

Chang, an odd issue indeed - we've never come across an issue like this. DevStyle does not modify any workspace or project settings as it has no need to make such changes for theme support. Do you mind clarifying what you mean by, "server settings of projects"? What servers are these, and how do you see the settings? Perhaps there's a themeing issue that caused the settings to be incorrectly displayed? If you can share additional details, we'll be happy to take a look. Thanks!

It is an amazing plugin, which makes eclipse look better. But after updating ubuntu to 22.04 javadocs disappeared. Note, they are appearing without devstyle but after installing devstyle javadocs are invisible.

In reply to by Sharofiddin Pardayev

Sharoffidin,

Our technical team will look into this for the upcoming DevStyle update. 

For everyone: The best place to post questions or problems is in the DevSyle forums on the Genuitec site: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/

Posting there allows us to follow up with you and ensure any issue gets addressed quickly.

Thanks!

Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.
  Software being installed: DevStyle with CodeTogether Bundle 1.11.0.202105260439 (com.genuitec.eclipse.theming.feature.feature.group 1.11.0.202105260439)
  Missing requirement: REST Core 1.11.0.202105260439 (com.genuitec.eclipse.patches 1.11.0.202105260439) requires 'package org.apache.commons.io 2.2.0' but it could not be found
  Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From: EditorMinimap 1.11.0.202105260439 (com.genuitec.eclipse.inlinesearch 1.11.0.202105260439)
    To: bundle com.genuitec.eclipse.monitor 0.0.0
  Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From: Webclipse UDM 13.0.0.202105260439 (com.genuitec.eclipse.monitor 13.0.0.202105260439)
    To: bundle com.genuitec.eclipse.patches 0.0.0
  Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From: DevStyle (includes Darkest Dark Theme) 1.11.0.202105260439 (com.genuitec.eclipse.theming.core.feature.feature.group 1.11.0.202105260439)
    To: com.genuitec.eclipse.inlinesearch [1.11.0.202105260439]
  Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From: DevStyle with CodeTogether Bundle 1.11.0.202105260439 (com.genuitec.eclipse.theming.feature.feature.group 1.11.0.202105260439)
    To: com.genuitec.eclipse.theming.core.feature.feature.group [1.11.0.202105260439]

In reply to by Jalal Ibrahimk…

It appears that you may have an issue reliably contacting the Genuitec update site.

You can alternatively install by creating a mirror update site as described for used for air-gapped installations, here: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topic/offline-installation/

Unable to install with a download error.

An error occurred while collecting items to be installed
session context was:(profile=D__ProgramFiles_jee-2021-12_eclipse, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Collect, operand=, action=).
Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.codetogether.core,5.0.1.202111122223.
Unexpected end of ZLIB input stream
Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.codetogether.epl,5.0.1.202111122223.
Unexpected end of ZLIB input stream
Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.codetogether.ui,5.0.1.202111122223.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.codetogether.ui.client,5.0.1.202111122223.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.codetogether.ui.client.tests,5.0.1.202111122223.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.codetogether.webicons,5.0.1.202111122223.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.core.common.platform,13.0.2.202105260439.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.lsp4e,5.0.1.202111122223.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.startup,1.11.0.202105260439.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.theming.epl,1.11.0.202105260439.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.theming.icon.designer,1.11.0.202105260439.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.theming.ui,1.11.0.202105260439.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.ui.common.platform,13.0.0.202105260439.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.webclipse.evergreen,1.11.0.202105260439.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.genuitec.eclipse.webicons,1.11.0.202105260439.
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Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,org.eclipse.nebula.widgets.gallery,1.0.0.201706221838.
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I'm using

Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java and Web Developers (includes Incubating components)

Version: 2021-12 (4.22.0)
Build id: 20211202-1639

In reply to by Eric Moritz

Eric, STS does seem to ship with a different version of commons.lang3 (3.4) when compared with Eclipse 2021-12, which ships version 3.1.0 - regardless, when we attempted to install DevStyle from the marketplace via simple drang and drop, it installed just fine (plugin in the installation was updated). How did you install STS? You could explicitly add the Eclipse orbit repository (https://download.eclipse.org/tools/orbit/downloads/drops/I2021110120550…) to your available update sites in case it's missing to ensure the commons.lang3 plugin can be found during the install. Do create a post on our forums if you are still having issues where we can dig ino this further.

I like the Darkest Dark theme. I use this in my daily work. But there is one thing that is very annoing. The scrollbar is very thin and disappears on mouse out. I suggest you add a parameter that allows the user to change the scrollbar width directly in the preferences screen.

I know the issue is fixed in updated window 10.
But in windows server 2019 still have the same problem.
I have update windows server to the newest version.

Problem: The folder expand icon and selected text in black.

DevStyle Version: 1.11.0.202105260439

Love the theme. It looks great! Just had one issue. 

The design view for xml editor shows up as a table with solid white borders on dark background which looks extremely jarring. Vertical separators are almost unnecessary and horizontal separators could have lower opacity or be removed altogether. 

The slowdown was getting unbearable. I had to uninstall plugins one by one until I got to this one and Eclipse returned to being snappy. Coworker confirmed that this was slowing dow his Eclipse as well.

In reply to by Zach Foster

Zach, this isn't an issue we're aware of. Can you please let us know your base version of Eclipse and the distribution, like Java & Web or C/++, PHP, etc.? Also, the version of Java being used to Eclipse and OS? If you can share your coworkers details too, that would be additionally helpful. We'd love to replicate this and get it addressed ASAP.

In reply to by Brian Fernandes

Hi Brian,
today I installed Darkest Dark Theme into Spring Tool Suite 4 (Version: 4.13.0.RELEASE) with little help of lang3 from local store. Sluggish is maybe weak word, but I've played with it a little and found out that IDE behaves sluggishly only when Console with Ansi mode enabled is visible. Maybe that could help you investigate more.

Anyway, I use Darkest Dark Theme in other Eclipse IDEs for years and I'm pretty satisfied. You are doing great job guys.

In reply to by Miroslav Dobis

Miroslav, we really appreciate you running that down for us - we can try to replicate with this setting and I'm adding this to our bug notes. Just to be clear, when you say ANSI mode, do you mean the the "Interpret ASCII control characters" Console preference? Thank you for the vote of confidence and being a long time Darkest Dark supporter!

devstyle deep theme theme currently selected line background color and scroll bar improvement suggestions...

The gray background color currently selected under the devstyle deep theme theme style does not match the overall color style of the devstyle deep theme theme. I hope that the currently selected background color can be re-adjusted, please see. . .

The positioning of the scroll bar is not obvious, which affects the width of the mouse drag. I hope that the display style of the scroll bar can be improved. I hope that an optional item can be added to make the scroll bar wider and brighter.

After getting these new dark theme choices working, I've totally abandoned the default themes. My eyesight isn't what it used to be and the tiny Eclipse icons drove me crazy, and the standard white background theme was actually Ok. It just took some getting used to after coming off the dark theme of VS Code. And the standard dark theme in Eclipse is simply just ugly and not as readable.

The Darkest Dark themes make the small icons more distinct and I personally find the source code has a high degree of readability in this mode. I tried all of the dark theme choices and found a couple that I like the most in terms of how various elements are rendered.

In reply to by Mark Bratcher

Thank you for the kind words Mark, we're so happy to hear you're really enjoying the theme and perhaps more importantly, that it's making Eclipse more accessible for you. I will admit that the new icons (especially in pastel colors) are my personal favourite theme feature. If you tweak an inbuilt theme and find settings you like, you can copy the theme code and share it with others too. Thanks again!

In reply to by Yi Liu

Yi - Eclipse added this functionlity to Windows builds in 2020-09 (4.17) - check "Tree and Table font for views" under the font preference page. If you're using this verison or later, we don't show the setting. However, if you still want it, you can add the -Ddevstyle.show.explorer.size.control=true switch to the vmargs section of your eclipse.ini file and that will show you the preference. Hope this helps!

In reply to by Mark Bratcher

Mark, thank you for the comments! We tried a few tests at our end, and couldn't replicate this. Mind sharing the OS and OS theme (if applicable) you're on? Also, what base distribution of Eclipse are you using - CDT or other? If you could share some screenshots of how it looks in both Darkest Dark and the Eclipse Dark theme, that would help. You can email them to support@genuitec.com

In reply to by Wayne Baldwin

Hello Wayne, I'm sorry you are having issues with DevStyle. We have just released a new version (2021.5.26) and you can get it by doing help > check for updates, if you are still having the issues you described, please reach us out at https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/theme-problems/ and share a ScreenShot with us in addition to your OS.

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 :(

i.imgur.com/TesM1Fv.png

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.