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Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Posted 2015-06-17 19:09:02 »

So there seems to be a split between developers who use darker themes compared to those who use lighter themes. I'm interested to see what others here on JGO use. If you like, post your actual theme up Grin someone else might enjoy it

I personally use the standard colours that come with Eclipse, I like them Pointing

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2015-06-17 19:16:27 »

I personally use the standard colours that come with Eclipse, I like them Pointing

Same if something's not broke why fix it.

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Offline Opiop
« Reply #2 - Posted 2015-06-17 19:16:35 »

I try to use dark themes all the time, lighter ones really don't mix well with my eyes in a dimly lit room. Usually all of the IDEs I use come with a dark theme, so whichever it is I use it!

I personally use the standard colours that come with Eclipse, I like them Pointing

Same, if something's not broke why fix it.

It's not broken, some people just prefer darker colors (or just alternate color schemes). I personally don't like lighter themes, but it doesn't mean I consider them "broken".
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Offline Soulfoam
« Reply #3 - Posted 2015-06-17 19:19:25 »

I always have used a Dark theme for whatever IDE I'm using, Eclipse included, it really is easier on the eyes when you're binge coding for hours.

I also program for a living, and I use the Dark Theme Visual Studio at work, since I'm coding for 8 hours a day it helps a ton on my eyes.

White/Light themes look uglier too I think.
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2015-06-17 19:20:06 »

I try to use dark themes all the time, lighter ones really don't mix well with my eyes in a dimly lit room. Usually all of the IDEs I use come with a dark theme, so whichever it is I use it!

I personally use the standard colours that come with Eclipse, I like them Pointing

Same, if something's not broke why fix it.
It's not broken, some people just prefer darker colors (or just alternate color schemes). I personally don't like lighter themes, but it doesn't mean I consider them "broken".

Yeah, sorry, that was a bit blunt (what I said)                                                                                           

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Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2015-06-17 19:26:41 »

Interesting. I do suffer with my eyes a lot (Wanders off to look at dark themes)

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2015-06-17 19:31:48 »

Interesting. I do suffer with my eyes a lot (Wanders off to look at dark themes)

Also look at (heh) f.lux if you haven't.
Set it to the 1 hour transition period and you don't even notice after a while.
Turn it off while doing graphics work though.
Offline Opiop
« Reply #7 - Posted 2015-06-17 19:37:30 »

I used to use f.lux on my old Windows laptop (I don't use it on my Mac now, the colors just look better), it was great.
Offline hwinwuzhere
« Reply #8 - Posted 2015-06-17 19:40:52 »

What I don't like about the eclipse themes is that they don't darken the controls (i.e. the buttons, controls, borders etc.) I figure there must be a way to do this, but I haven't figured it out yet. Any ideas?

On a side note: I prefer a dark theme too. I really enjoy the dark theme of Visual Studio and I wish I had that same look in Eclipse.

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Offline KaiHH

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2015-06-17 19:53:04 »

I really love it light and bright. Dark themes give me eye-cancer. Smiley
But it's true what they say at f.lux, I guess. When your surroundings are dark, then it's not good to look at a bright screen.
But personally, I get tired looking at a dark screen in a dark surrounding.
That's why even in the evening and night times my room is at 3x 10.000 lux with three large beurer daylight lamps. Especially in the winter seasons those are great.
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Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2015-06-17 20:58:08 »

Also look at (heh) f.lux if you haven't.
Set it to the 1 hour transition period and you don't even notice after a while.
Turn it off while doing graphics work though.

Smiley ooo, this looks cool. Thanks for the link!

What I don't like about the eclipse themes is that they don't darken the controls (i.e. the buttons, controls, borders etc.) I figure there must be a way to do this, but I haven't figured it out yet. Any ideas?

Yes! This is exactly what I don't like. I love using Atom when i'm doing web stuff as the whole IDE is the same

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Offline thedanisaur

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2015-06-17 21:01:57 »

You can find dark themes on the internet for eclipse that you put in your dropin folder that will change the look of the entire IDE, problem is finding a good one. The ones (3) I've downloaded change buttons and don't render certain controls properly until you hover over them, so I just use flux.

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Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2015-06-17 21:02:51 »

You can find dark themes on the internet for eclipse that you put in your dropin folder that will change the look of the entire IDE, problem is finding a good one. The ones (3) I've downloaded change buttons and don't render certain controls properly until you hover over them, so I just use flux.

I'm actually watching a video about the dropins folder at the moment xD

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Offline nsigma
« Reply #13 - Posted 2015-06-17 22:40:06 »

Just so the NetBeans users don't feel left out  Wink - http://plugins.netbeans.org/plugin/46257/praxis-live-look-and-feel



Funnily enough, I don't use it - I prefer the default (light) Nimbus theme in NetBeans itself.

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Offline SHC
« Reply #14 - Posted 2015-06-18 01:16:34 »

I do prefer light themes too, but I have no problem using the dark version even. For example, I use the light version in IntelliJ IDEA.



And I use the dark theme in Atom editor (which I use for my Jekyll blog)



And in Visual Studio (Yes I do use it, in college) I prefer light theme again. Just note, it's all a preference of the user, and nothing is broken.

Offline Some1epic123

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2015-06-18 02:37:14 »

I've tried darker themes such as Moonrise with Eclipse, but I always revert back to the default lighter theme
since it feels less distracting. Maybe it's because I'm used to the default.
Offline Icecore
« Reply #16 - Posted 2015-06-18 13:22:52 »

For now i using dark eclipse.
But before i used default white - couple years)

my IMHO: with white you can see all code at once,
with black i can focus on some part but it hard to watch all at once as with white,
but black is less tired eyes, so i use black Smiley

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« Reply #17 - Posted 2015-06-18 14:30:55 »

Dark Gray background with flat colors: https://web3canvas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/color-palettes-swatches-720x400.jpg

Few years ago I read an article about color tones that don't harm the vision, if I find I'll post here, It is very useful.

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Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2015-06-18 17:58:13 »

So I did some Googling and found out about this really cool darkUI theme called Moonrise. For anyone interested here is the link Smiley You will have to download 2 files though, 1 for the UI changes and then an EPF file for the syntax, though you could use any theme I think Pointing https://github.com/guari/eclipse-ui-theme


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Offline Opiop
« Reply #19 - Posted 2015-06-18 18:43:05 »

That theme comes with Eclipse I believe, at least with my installation at work!

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2015-06-18 18:43:50 »

That theme comes with Eclipse I believe, at least with my installation!

:O what is this sorcery. I am using an older version of Eclipse persecutioncomplex

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« Reply #21 - Posted 2015-06-18 20:56:22 »

I like a light grey.

Dark themes bug me. And bright themes kill my eyes.

Offline Elsealabs
« Reply #22 - Posted 2015-06-19 02:44:05 »

In Eclipse I've always used it's default light theme. I'm really a fan. Eclipse just seems so industrial and not suited well for a dark theme. In Sublime (web related stuff, node, javascript, Jade, SASS, etc) I usually switch between dark themes.

Right now I'm using the Freesia theme for Sublime.


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« Reply #23 - Posted 2015-06-19 07:21:58 »

...a customised variant of "Darcula".

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Offline thedanisaur

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« Reply #24 - Posted 2015-06-19 15:53:11 »

@SauronWatchesYou What version of eclipse are you running? When I installed moonrise all the buttons were bloated and parts of the interface didn't show up as expected. Huh

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Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Reply #25 - Posted 2015-06-19 16:41:26 »

What version of eclipse are you running? When I installed moonrise all the buttons were bloated and parts of the interface didn't show up as expected. Huh

I've actually upgraded to Juno Smiley I didn't realise. Most of the interface is okay but i'm noticing a few annoying things. The highlighting is in a dark purple which I don't like so hopefully I can change it. Also, the auto complete is sometimes impossible to see unless I hover over it, not a big deal though.

All in all, it's pretty nice and easy on the eyes Pointing

Edit: Did you used Moonrise or Moonrise standalone? I'm using the standalone

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Offline thedanisaur

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« Reply #26 - Posted 2015-06-19 17:07:48 »

I tried both (standalone was slower to load), but I don't use Juno anymore (using Kepler), which is probably the reason it looks bad. I miss Juno I might go back.

FYI it should be pretty easy to adjust the highlighting, basically anything in the text editing portion should still be pretty customizable.

Thanks!

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Offline SauronWatchesYou

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« Reply #27 - Posted 2015-06-19 17:27:05 »

I tried both (standalone was slower to load), but I don't use Juno anymore (using Kepler), which is probably the reason it looks bad. I miss Juno I might go back.

Have you tried it with Luna? Smiley

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« Reply #28 - Posted 2015-06-22 16:14:37 »

Nope, I might try again. IDK, like I said I just use flux and let the bright white incinerate my eyes.

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Offline klaus
« Reply #29 - Posted 2015-07-09 11:22:52 »

Darcula!

I didn't want to use dark color themes for a long time though. I always had the feeling that I'm missing an overview somehow. But then I tried it for a few days and grew accustomed to it. Now I never want to use a light theme ever again  Wink
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