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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.


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thanks...i like it
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Not bad but IMHO it's not as clearly readable as the original one
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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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Looks cool, but black background it is not good for readability smiley-grin 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?  smiley-razz
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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?

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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.

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