Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My customised IntelliJ IDEA theme

During the last few years I have used an IDE called IntelliJ IDEA for Java projects. Unfortunately the default colour scheme is not much to my liking so I decided to create my own colour scheme inspired by the dark grey background and pastel colours that Sublime Text uses. Originally it was my intention to recreate the default theme of Sublime Text but after making a few adjustments the resulting theme ended up being rather different.

My IDEA theme can be downloaded here: Samael-IDEA-Theme.xml

The themes for IDEA are done using XML files which are kept in:
C:\Users\username\.IntelliJIdea10\config\colors
Or the equivalent config folder for Mac:
~/Library/Preferences/IntelliJIdea10/colors
IntelliJ checks the contents of the folder on startup, so if you add the file whilst using IDEA it will not be available in the IDE until you restart it.

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