Darkest Dark Theme with DevStyle

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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), 2022-09 (4.25), 2022-12 (4.26), 2023-03 (4.27), 2023-06 (4.28), 2023-09 (4.29), 2023-12 (4.30)

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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: 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), 2022-09 (4.25), 2022-12 (4.26), 2023-03 (4.27), 2023-06 (4.28), 2023-09 (4.29), 2023-12 (4.30), Neon (4.6)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Organization Name: Genuitec, LLC

Development Status: Production/Stable

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

License: Commercial - Free

Date Updated: Friday, October 6, 2023 - 10:48

Submitted by: Tim Webb

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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
April 2023 5/667 14462 65
March 2023 5/686 18697 73
February 2023 4/667 15293 104
January 2023 5/675 15799 95
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Trying it out and found a small annoying instance, if you copy & paste a class and are taken to the accept default name, or rename the class option, the suggested classname (whichever class you have copied with a suffix of 2 usually) will now have white text yet be highlighted with a babyblue colour background making it unreadable. If you then move the arrow key back, the baby blue background higlighting goes away but now you cannot see your cursor either. 

This makes it a little fidgety for this operation. functionally it works, but in UX terms it's not the nicest.

Been using it for few days now and feel the need to mention how great it is.  After all these years seems like the beast of a task that is making a Dark theme under Eclipse has been tammed!

Big thanks.

After installed the latest update, I constantly get a pop up message which is Java heap size, connection timeout on org.genuitec.theming.ui.

In reply to by mosab wadea

Thank you for providing the details here.  I have cross-posted this to the Darkest Dark forums and would ask that in the future, you post logs there -- it is a lot easier to follow up and actually supports attachments instead of huge messages here.  Thanks!

https://www.genuitec.com/forums/topic/kills-eclipse-after-installation/

I prefer dark themes and Neon was giving me problems with themes across the on my linux computer. In the rtc client in dark theme, some words were black, So I tried light themes and in the light themes, links were very light blue. But with this Darkest Dark theme, everything seems to be readable.

Hello,

I like very much the look and feel of this plugin, but my IDE gets too slow after installing it. The Console Window is unusable and switching tabs takes forever.

I tried with a fresh install of STS and with a fresh install of Eclipse Neon + STS. Both of them started to have those problems, making them unusable for developing Spring Boot Apps.

I would like to point out that I use Spring Boot with Developer Tools (spring-boot-devtools) for auto build and live reload.

In reply to by Paulo Castro

Given popularity of STS, we do actually test with it and haven't seen any direct performance slowdowns -- right now we are unable to replicate the performance issues you are seeing with Spring Tool Suite and Dark Theme. What would be interesting to know is your workspace setup, specifically the type of projects in the workspace.

  1. You mentioned Spring Boot Apps in your summary. Do you also have several other spring projects in the workspace? Which spring framework(s) are these projects using? Are these Maven projects? Are there many Java classes in these projects?
  2. Which spring specific validators enabled for these projects? Are they defaults or you have additional validators enabled?
  3. When do you see the performance issues? Immediately after launch or when creating projects or other? Do you see any background jobs running at this time?
  4. Which appserver are you deploying your projects to?
  5. Are there are any additional settings that you think might be interesting to share?

Ideally if you could respond with details on our forums (see Support link), that would be superb!  We are striving to make Darkest Dark run smoothly across an array of Eclipse IDEs and your assistant will help greatly!

Works really nice, My primary motive was to reduce the strain on my eyes while working.. it has reduced drastically..
One thing I noticed was , Progress bars are not aligned properly, as in the progress "blue" bar is below the blank space of progress instead of running over it.
also while launching eclipse, The workspace prompt is kind of messed up in colors with someportions like checkboxes being black while the rest of the window is "off white" as was before the installation of the plugin..

Eclipse neon.3

This is a must have if you enjoy dark themes in any IDE. Brings Eclipse into the 21st century. Thanks for delivering this!

I couldn't find any support forums so I'm posting this here.

I have to fight with the theme overwriting my custom syntax coloring options every time I open a workspace. I've had to resort to customizing syntax and then exporting the preferences for each workspace I have. Then, when I load a workspace, I have to import the preferences to put back all my custom syntax coloring.

Would be nice to get this fixed. Love everything about this otherwise.

In reply to by AJ Gray

Hi Aj,

Here is the link to the forums genuitec . com /forums (Eclipse won't let me post the link) would love if you can post there the issues you are having and any additional comments/concerns etc. We are glad you are loving it, though! :)

This theme started to be in the top 10 downloaded Eclipse plugins in no time. This points out how users consider important a good designed theme for Eclipse.
Some things I would like to see (take them as feature requests):

1) Syntax highlighter: quite unstable now, sometimes it visualizes strange characters or odd color schemes that seem to be completely random (speaking about Java here, I haven't tried much for other languages).

2) More color schemes for code syntax: those from eclipse color theme are great. And that project seem to be dead. Quite a good opportunity here ;-)

3) I love the icon style: I don't know how legal would be to rebrand some icons, but I would like to see some better icons using this style for the project explorer and maven imported projects, various mime-types, new project creation and, if possible, the most popular plugins for Eclipse: JBoss Tools, Spring STS, eGit, MercurialEclipse, etc. Expecially the Docker Tools, they refuse to use a whale for the perspective icon.

4) Stability, stability, stability. A theme has a tremendous important role: if syntax highliting goes crazy, it prevents people from working comfortably.

Thank you.

In reply to by Renato Perini

Awesome Feedback!

1) Syntax highlighter: quite unstable now, sometimes it visualizes strange characters or odd color schemes that seem to be completely random

Mind providing some screenshots or GIFs on what you are seeing? You can tweet them to me at @timrwebb or drop them on our forums. We really aim to strive to make this rock solid. Regarding syntax coloring, that's an odd one as the theme doesn't actually do anything fancy for syntax highlighting other than just provide colors -- curious that it impacts reliability but we'll look at what you share and see what we can sort out!

2) More color schemes for code syntax: those from eclipse color theme are great. And that project seem to be dead. Quite a good opportunity here ;-)

Excellent -- this one is already on the way. We allow you to switch between Editor Color themes in 2017 CI 4 coming out in 1.5 weeks and even import your favorite existing Eclipse Color Theme right into Darkest Dark. No need to install ECT to benefit from efficient color selection, and with the benefit of not smashing thousands of preferences into your workspace.

3) I love the icon style: I don't know how legal would be to rebrand some icons, but I would like to see some better icons using this ......

We continue to strive to brand more icons and would love to have more contributions from users like you! Have you tried to install the Icon Designer to contribute some of your own suggestions? Let us know how it goes over on our Darkest Dark forums if you don't mind!

4) Stability, stability, stability

Right there with you!

Finally! This is THE Darkest theme I was craving for Eclipse!! At last, I have a quite smooth foreground and background coloring - along with so cool icons - to create, run and debug my Java applications =D My #CoderLife is not every in breath I take but in the great experiences that take my breath away - just as this awesome darkest theme is doing at this very moment!! You should really try it out! Most likely you will also enjoy this amazing pleasure to the eye and bring a beautiful zen-workspace to your projects ^_^