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), 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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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
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Unsuccessful Installs in the last 7 Days: 142

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After I decided to give a chance for the pluging, even with the agressive license, I just can't use my Eclipse any more. When I open it it stays like this: https : //i.imgur.com/0OcrreI.png


In reply to by Thiago Berne

Thiago, thanks for giving it a go. Sorry that your first experience was terrible. It seems that another user sees the same thing though this is the first we've heard of this particular issue, despite thousands of installs. The other user is running Kubuntu, though we couldn't replicate with a straightforward install. The other person, Stephan, says he managed to sort it by launching once with the -clean flag. Though this shouldn't be needed, can you try this to see if it fixes it? I would also have suggested trying a fresh workspace, as a test. It may be that the state of the workspace or configuration, with other plugins and settings weren't properly coped with by the initial launch of DevStyle and it would be great if we could track this down to fix it for other users. If possible, could you raise the issue on the support forums, rather than what is designed as a review platform? You'd be able to attach files in the forums at: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/darkest-dark/ and it may be helpful to attach the eclipse configuration at the point of install.

Alternatively, if you can post the OS and windowing system here, along with the build and package of eclipse, that may help us replicate it. Also, if there are some major plugins you've installed, it may give us more clues.

Thanks for any help you can provide and sorry, again, for having a really bad first experience. I hope you can give it another go.

In reply to by Thiago Berne

Thiago, thanks for the information. So we know that a common element is Kubuntu but, unfortunately, there isn't much else to go on to investigate the problem. However, I'm going to see if we can, at least, make that Welcome window resizeable, and continue trying to replicate the problem. I hope you revisit the plugin and perhaps try the -clean option if this same issue arises.

In reply to by Tony Weddle

Same here, also on Kubuntu.

It's trying to show some kind of welcome wizard, only on the 1st run after installing DevStyle.

Solution is to run it from the command line just once, then it displays correctly and you get past the welcome wizard.

Thereafter you can launch it from the desktop icon just fine.

(Would be great if the dev can just make the wizard window resizable.)

In reply to by Stephan Herrmann

Thanks, Stephan. It's likely the -clean option that did it. There isn't a -clear option for eclipse, that I'm aware of, although there is a -clearPersistedState option but, as far as I can tell, abbreviated options don't work (unfortunately, eclipse doesn't let you know if it doesn't recognize an option, it just ignores it).

The theme looks amazing but when there is a bug or a word misspelt in my programs, the error icon on the incorrect line that used to show up in the classic theme (displays an error message when the cursor is hovering over it) is not displayed anymore. is there any way i could get that back? I'm using Eclipse Java Oxygen, version 3a, release 4.7.3a.

In reply to by Nathan Drake

Nathan, sorry you're having a problem. It's difficult to think of how a theme could alter behavior in that way and we haven't been able to reproduce the problem so far. Can you ensure you're using the same editor you were before installing DevStyle? Perhaps leave the editor open and then switch back to the Classic theme (you'd need a restart) and see if you get that behavior back. You can also check which default editor is set for the file by right clicking on the file and selecting Open With (the default editor will have a highlighted icon).

If you've installed DevStyle as part of another plugin feature, you may be seeing a different editor behavior. If you continue to see this problem, is it possible for you to raise a new topic for it on our forums? Here is the forum home URL: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/ . You should use the appropriate forum for the product you've installed (or just DevStyle>Theme Problems if it still seems like a theme issue).

The following block in license made me give up installing it....


9.0 Consent to Collect, Store, and Use Information. Licensor respects privacy rights and recognizes the importance of protecting any information collected about you. Solely for the purpose of improving Licensor Services to you hereby authorize and consent to the collection, storage and use of aggregate information and data related to or derived from your use of the Software and any information or data (including personally identifiable information) that you elect to provide to Licensor in connection with your use of the Software. By installing, accessing or using the Software, you consent to these information collection and usage terms, including (where applicable) the transfer of data into a country outside of the European Union and/or the European Economic Area or the United States of America. Licensor assumes no obligation to protect confidential or proprietary information that you elect to provide to Licensor (other than personally identifiable information) from disclosure, and Licensor will be free to reproduce, use, and distribute the Information (other than personally identifiable information) to others without restriction.

In reply to by Thiago Berne

Thiago, thank you for your candid feedback. Apart from information collected during user-initiated support requests, we do not collect any personally identifiable information.

On review of this clause, we realize that it contains rather over zealous boilerplate jargon that must be tightened to only specify what is actually being collected by DevStyle. Like our other products, we will also be adding a preference allowing you to opt out of metrics collection. Both these changes will make it to a release in the near future. Thanks!

Does anyone know how to keep Eclipse randomly turning characters white when using a Dark theme?  It happens to Darkest Dark and the default, so I suspect its an Eclipse issue.


In reply to by Steve Pruitt

Can you provide some examples of where and when the random coloring change occurs? We might be able to do something about it with Darkest Dark (and other DevStyle dark themes) if we have more details. The release of eclipse and the OS being used would also help. If you post on our support forums, you can add a screenshot to give us a better understanding. Support forums are here: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/

I've been using Darkest Dark for a while, with Eclipse Photon on CentOS 7 and MATE desktop, and had agiven up writing down the places where the theme was broken to the point of near unusability.  There were buttons which had white text on light-grey background etc., or search fields black text on a dark-grey background). 

HOWEVER the latest release (2017 CI 14 - cf., the Genuitec delivery log page) has solved all the problems that made the theme almost unusable.  I am very impressed.

There are a couple of things which are still not quite right, but I'll add these to the Genuitec forum for consideration.

Thank you for the nice plugin!  I'm now confident that this is something I'll use into the future.

In reply to by Roger Duthie

Thanks for the kind comments Roger. As you can imagine, this kind of endeavor can be very complex and, with multiple platforms, not to mention uncountable plugins, to accommodate, it can be very difficult to get it completely right 100% of the time but we have put a lot of effort in to correct reported problems even though this is completely free to use. So it's very gratifying to see that our efforts are being noticed.

Thanks again and, yes please, raise issues on the support forums, which is the best place, rather than our trying to deal with them on this review page.

In reply to by Arpit Parasana

Thanks for your comments, Arpit. Regarding the file change indicator for SVN files, I see a star decoration for changed files in my test, so I must have a different setup to you. Could you please raise the issue in our support forums: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/theme-problems/ ? Please include as much detail as possible, including the SVN plugin you're using, the version of eclipse, the DevStyle theme and your OS and version. Our support forums are a better way of addressing problems, rather than the comments section here and we should be able to get to the cause of the problem there.

"Heap status" on the bottom right corner on this theme has a black progress bar and text, so when progress bar overlaps the text, cannot read the text, as everything is dark.

In reply to by Arpit Parasana

Arpit, if possible, could you raise the issue in our support forum at: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/theme-problems/ ? It's not clear what plugin is providing the heap status for you, as it isn't a standard part of eclipse. I do see something similar in the heap status available with MyEclipse and will raise a bug report for that (though the text is just readable). If you're not referring to MyEclipse, please give as much detail as possible in the support forum mentioned above.

In reply to by Arpit Parasana

Arpit, apologies for my last reply to this issue. I was confusing a couple of features. Yes, there is a problem with the contrast between the heap status text and the color of the free space area, making the text difficult to read. I've raised a bug report for that. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I just love the new 'Deep Black' theme within DevStyle!!! It is so cool and breath-taking that I got it installed on my Oxygen, Photon and even STS (Spring Tools Suite) and Angular-IDE!!! You may need to update DevStyle  to its latest version in order to see it and try it out, but one thing is for sure: you are going to love it too!!! ^_^

The new "Deep Black" theme is great. It improves readability, providing more contrast between backgrounds and UI / text.

Also congrats to Genuitec for actively listening to users and bug reports.

First of all, congrats for the great work.

After upgrading DevStyle to version, the horizontal scrollbar in editors is appearing like eclipse default instead of black and slim like DevStyle style. The vertical scrollbar still shown correctly.

With same config in previous version ( it works correctly and both scrollbars was shown acordling to theme.

Can you help me? Some suggestions? It's a known bug?

In reply to by Brian Fernandes

Irina, just realized you had said "Java editor" in the subject already. Could you please take a look at this forum thread covering the same issue - it has details on installing a fix as well: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topic/horizontal-scroll-bar-in-editor/

If you can let us know on the forum (or here) whether it fixes your problems, we'd be much obliged. Thanks!

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.