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Development => Other Software Development => Topic started by: Jerware on Sep 26, 2012, 09:46 pm

Title: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: Jerware on Sep 26, 2012, 09:46 pm
I took the theme from ArduOpen and modified it a bit, adding back the default icons/tabs and tweaking some colors. I figured I'd share it in case anyone else was having a hard time staring at the bright default IDE and couldn't find any good dark alternatives. Props to the ArduOpen team for their great color choices.

http://www.ledseq.com/downloads/arduino_theme.zip

EDIT: To install a theme (at least on Windows), rename the "theme" folder in your /lib folder to something else like "theme_original" and then copy the theme folder in the zip I provided into /lib instead. Restart the IDE.
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: oldPGMguy on Sep 27, 2012, 01:55 am
thanks...i like it
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: leo72 on Sep 27, 2012, 10:39 am
Not bad but IMHO it's not as clearly readable as the original one
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: graynomad on Sep 27, 2012, 12:36 pm
I quite like that, I've always been happy with the standard white background but that's very easy on the eyes. Especially the message panel that is normally red on black and very bad for readability.

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Rob
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: eried on Sep 27, 2012, 05:53 pm
Looks cool, but black background it is not good for readability :D I am pretty sure the folks on MS did lots of tests because even if Windows Phone UI is all black for energy consumption, when you read a mail or document, background turns to white.

But this makes me wonder, maybe a theme manager is a good idea to add?  :P
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: smilem on Dec 07, 2013, 07:44 am
Here is update dark Theme, now it's easy to read.

I would like to make other colors, but it seems on windows it's not working.

int water_pump = 2;
The text "water_pump = 2;" is all same color, I would like to have number "2" representing pin number another color.
How can I change this, I edited the theme.txt, but can't find this?

Also the preferences.txt file line

# anti-aliased text, turned off by default
editor.antialias=true

Changing it makes no change either.

The white text can't be made bold either, or the line ending ";" symbol color cant be changed either. Why so many bugs on Windows 1.5.5 IDE?

Quote
P.S.

EDIT LINE "editor.bgcolor" to set desired black level. Ligh black 404040, Medium black, 363636, Very black 262626

Darker black gives more contrast, but it also stains the eyes as the character and background are very different, so experiment to your taste.
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: bikas on Jan 21, 2015, 09:03 am
i put the theme in my /lib folder yet i see no change despite restarting the IDE. What might be the cause?
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: Mows on Jun 15, 2015, 12:23 pm
This is a lot better on my eyes, would like red or amber functions , not complaining at all;
 nice work.
Thank you
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: jim_beam on Sep 03, 2016, 09:30 pm
Current Version (1.6.12) does not start with the theme.txt, any update available?? It would be great to use the dark theme again! Thx
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: pert on Sep 04, 2016, 03:23 am
Current Version (1.6.12) does not start with the theme.txt
Which theme.txt? Jerware's or smilem's version?
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: lornioiz on Sep 11, 2016, 04:56 pm
Which theme.txt? Jerware's or smilem's version?
I don't know about Jim_beam, but I can't start the IDE with Smilem version (MacOsX).
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: pert on Sep 13, 2016, 03:00 pm
Here's the smilem dark theme updated to be compatible with recent Arduino IDE versions: https://github.com/per1234/ino-themes/archive/themeDark-smilem.zip (https://github.com/per1234/ino-themes/archive/themeDark-smilem.zip).

I did make a few changes because I found the poor contrast between some of the original color settings made it very difficult to use.

I don't actually use this theme so please let me know if you find any issues or improvements at https://github.com/per1234/ino-themes (https://github.com/per1234/ino-themes). There are some new graphics files(*.svg and *@2x.png) that were not included with the original themes but it seems to work OK without them.

I'll have the Jerware theme converted soon.
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: pert on Sep 13, 2016, 11:38 pm
The Jerware theme is now updated and can be downloaded from https://github.com/per1234/ino-themes/archive/themeDark-Jerware.zip (https://github.com/per1234/ino-themes/archive/themeDark-Jerware.zip). I changed the line highlight and operator colors for contrast.
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: Jerware on Dec 09, 2016, 07:10 pm
The Jerware theme is now updated and can be downloaded from https://github.com/per1234/ino-themes/archive/themeDark-Jerware.zip (https://github.com/per1234/ino-themes/archive/themeDark-Jerware.zip). I changed the line highlight and operator colors for contrast.
Thanks for doing this update.
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: probole on Dec 22, 2016, 05:03 pm
Thanks a lot.
Works fine with 1.6.12 IDE

Young guys often can't appreciate it ....yet! ;)
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: tommie93 on Dec 26, 2016, 12:04 am
Wow, thanks guys.
Nice theme.
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: revolt_randy on Jan 02, 2017, 07:23 am
So I tried this theme and feel it needs some help.

For me, myself, that is.

I changed the buttons to be an orange color in their default state. As I like an orange-grey UI

Anyhow, my problem is how to change the color of quoted text?

Please look at the attached image to see what I mean.

I've tried changing values in the lib/theme/syntax/default.xml file. This hasn't worked yet.

Can someone tell ,me how to change the color of quoted text as seen in my pic?

Thanks,
Randy
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: pert on Jan 02, 2017, 10:04 am
Can someone tell ,me how to change the color of quoted text as seen in my pic?
It should be editor.literal_string_double_quote.style in theme.txt. I have put together documentation of the theme configuration options and a sketch to test them all at:
https://github.com/per1234/ThemeTest (https://github.com/per1234/ThemeTest)
Let me know if you discover any additional information or corrections, I put it together purely through trial and error.
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: avandalen on Feb 22, 2017, 08:19 am
See here a solution for changing the Arduino IDE tab color
http://www.avdweb.nl/arduino/arduino-ide.html (http://www.avdweb.nl/arduino/arduino-ide.html)
(http://www.avdweb.nl/Article_files/Arduino/Tips/Arduino-tabs-ebef0b.jpg)
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: hakanozugurlu on Feb 02, 2018, 01:15 pm
Where is the "Theme" directory for R1.8.5?
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: pert on Feb 02, 2018, 01:18 pm
Where is the "Theme" directory for R1.8.5?
I already answered that in your first thread:
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=526402 (http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=526402)
Title: Re: A Dark IDE Theme
Post by: Mows on Apr 21, 2018, 07:39 am
Love it thank you!