Saturday, 22 July 2017

Darkest Dark Theme for Eclipse with ADT

I really like Abap in Eclipse and work with Eclipse every day. But if you work every day with Eclipse it’s really exhausting for your eyes because of the bright UI.

So i searched for a possibility to use the dark theme with ABAP in Eclipse. I think many developers tried to use the standard dark theme in Eclipse.

But…

ABAP-Eclipse, ABAP Development

it doesn’t looks so great.

So what is the alternative that you can use a dark theme for developing with Abap in Eclipse?

The answer is the Darkest Dark Theme for Eclipse plugin. You simplay can go to Help > Eclipse Marketplace and search for “Darkest Dark”.

ABAP-Eclipse, ABAP Development

Then you have to install the Darkest Dark Theme and restart Eclipse after the installation finished. You see immediately that it looks really good.

ABAP-Eclipse, ABAP Development

Finally, you can customize the editor a little if you want or serach the internet for existing editor configurations which match the dark theme for Abap in Eclipse.

To change the configuration of the Editor you can go to Window > Preferences and then switch to General > Appearance > Colors and Fonts. For example we chance the color of Keywords from violet to orange.

ABAP-Eclipse, ABAP Development

If you apply and close you have to refresh your source and see the difference:

ABAP-Eclipse, ABAP Development

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