Decent dark theme (light text on dark background) finally available for eclipse.

I’ve been using intellij for a while now and usually cringe a bit whenever I need to use eclipse. One of my big issues with eclipse has been their atrocious support for dark themes (helpful to those of us who value our eyesight). I’ve tried various plugins in the past and have usually come away dis-satisfied (bad colour schemes, file navigator refuses to comply to the theme etc).

However, I’ve come across one plugin that seems to work okay (at least on my mac). It looks to be a clone of the intellij “darcula” theme and can be found at https://github.com/rogerdudler/eclipse-ui-themes .

Note that this plugin merely affects the eclipse ui framework windows (the file navigator etc). To change the color themes for the actual code windows, you will need another plugin such as http://eclipsecolorthemes.org/?view=plugin

Big thank you to the author.