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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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.

In reply to by Charles Savoie

Charles, sorry you're also hitting this problem. As I've mentioned here, the fix for this will be in the next release which is due quite soon (sorry, no definite schedule). In the meantime, the only workaround, which appears to work for some people, is to reinstall eclipse and the DevStyle plug-in.

Again, really sorry that you're seeing this but, hopefully, we'll sort it out soon.

In reply to by Tony Weddle

Same issue, glad a fix is on the way.

What concerns me is that this was fine then all of a sudden broken,  I had done no updates but I have noticed some updates happening in Eclipse in background but I always have auto update turned off.  Is DevStyle auto updating in background without my say so?

In reply to by Andrew Lane

For all the users seeing this problem, note that the fix is in the new update which is available now. Please check for updates to get the latest release of DevStyle. New installs of DevStyle will not see this issue. Sorry to all who've seen the issue for the inconvenience and thanks for installing the plug-in.

On Eclipse PDT,

1. PHP file and open folder icons are the old icons.

2. How can I change workbench color to the black? Custom color 0,0,0 showing somthing like gray color. I also want to change tab border color to same as the workbench color.

In reply to by Just Perfection

I'm afraid we can't provide replacement icons for every icon that might be available in various plugins though we do provide a facility for others to add to the collection of new icons. Please read this article for more information: https://www.genuitec.com/docs/workbench/devstyle-icon-designer/

Regarding the color problem, I'm afraid the problem isn't clear to us. Please clarify, with a screenshot of the problem, in our support forums: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/ using the Theme Problems forum.

Thanks for using DevStyle.



i tried to applay new Dark IDE  but resoulation is very very bad and icoudont be able to read Code.

Hi congrats for this theme.

I just experiences a couple of problems maybe you could improve.

I'm using Eclipse Oxigen 4.7.1a on Windows 10.

1. The icons have no difference when they are selected or not (i.e. the "Skip all Breackpoints" is exactly the same if selected or not. No borders no icon change, so I don't know if it is enabled).

2. 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 hard to read the underlaying white text.


For the rest it looks great to me till now,

In reply to by Davide Ceraso

Thanks for the compliments Davide. I've done some checking on Oxygen and don't see the issues you mentioned. Could you provide us with more information, please? It would be better to deal with this on our support forum, if you can. We'd need to know the theme you're using (I checked with Darkest Dark) and whether you've altered any of the settings. Our DevStyle forums can be reached at https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/

Dear Developer , I like the icon , Is`s beautiful. But I can not set a dark editor with a light workbench. Can you relieve the limit? Thank you very much for such a wonderful plug-in!

In reply to by xin wang

I'm afraid that editor themes optimized for a dark workspace theme cannot be imported with DevStyle. The only option you have is to use a classic eclipse theme and then import a dark editor theme as an epf file (using Filel>Import>General>Preferences). I'm afraid you you won't have DevStyle theme icons in this case.

I have raised an enhancement request to allow a dark editor theme with a light DevStyle theme but it may not be possible due to the optimizations DevStyle makes.

In reply to by Tony Weddle

Hello! I have set a light theme, but i want only my text editors to hava darb background. I did the following: Preferences->General->Editors->Text Editors-> set the Background color to 30,30,30 -> push Apply. The editor turned dark, the rest of the Eclipse stayed light. Then I pushed Apply and Close and the editor turned back to light. Can we expect, that in a future release it will be posssible to set a dark text editor background for a light theme? Thank you for your reply! 

In reply to by Illés Attila

Illés, those standard eclipse settings will be overriden when you choose to use a theme. You can, however, import themes from http://www.eclipsecolorthemes.org/ or even create one yourself. Such editor themes can be downloaded as XML files and then imported using Preferences->DevStyle->Color Themes but clicking the "Import" link. To use the theme's background in editors, select the "Theme Background" option under the Editor Theme. However, note that a dark background is assumed to be associated with a dark workspace theme and you may not be able to apply the theme.

If you have further questions or issues, it would be best if you raised them on our support forums: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topics/devstyle/

Thanks for using DevStyle.

I have been having trouble getting Eclipse colors for everything just right with the Default Dark Theme. This utility fixed most of the issues. It isn't perfect but resolved the major ones I had. The only problem is that now Eclipse keeps crashing. I'm going to have to uninstall it.

In reply to by Brian Fernandes

I'm on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, Service Pack 1.

Eclipse Oxygen.2 Release (4.7.2)

My Other plug-ins were all working for quite sometime with no crashes of Eclipse.
Other Plug-ins:

  • dev environment proprietary language tools (not public)
  • Oomph
  • Webclipse
  • emacs plus

I ended up leaving it installed because I like it and I figured out that I only end up seeing crashes after saving preferences. Not immediately afterward, but usually not long after.
In general I was trying to figure out what controlled the hover help text, which is being fed from a wiki. It's a very tough to read which background with very light gray text. I've worked around it by just highlighing all the popup text or launching the full wiki page.

I'm using the following settings in DevStyle

workbench Theme: Dark Gray (Darkest Dark)
Icon colors: Primary Colors
Editor Theme: Retta
Theme Background: unchecked
Force Colors: unchecked
Enable Breadcrumb: unchecked
Allow Oomph to track...: unchecked