Eclipse Ide Black Theme

A fork of this plugin has been donated and merged in the main Eclipse platform repository. Starting from Eclipse Luna, you'll find it preinstalled as the new default dark theme of Eclipse!
You can use this repository to get the latest development version.

Eclipse Color Themes Home Twitter Supported editors How to use the themes Login by Felix H. Dahlke & Roger Dudler Eclipse Color Theme 0.11.0 Feeling creative? The good thing is that we all have a choice. Things are getting improved on the host OS (Windows/Linux) side, but the challenge is still on the application side, but things are getting better. This is true for the Eclipse based IDEs too, with the NXP MCUXpresso IDE V11.2.1 just recently released: it comes with improved Dark Theme support: Tweaked MCUXpresso IDE Dark Theme.


  • Eclipse 4.2+
Eclipse Ide Black Theme


  • Eclipse Marketplace:
    ← Drag this button to your Eclipse workbench to install;
  • Update site:

    Or download this plugin by using Help > Install New Software.. and add the update site:

  • Manual:

    Or download moonrise_0.8.9.jar package and put it into your Eclipse dropinsplugins folder;

  • Hibag vacuum storage bags. Restart Eclipse and go to Window > Preferences > General > Appearance;

  • Select MoonRise (standalone) or, for a little better tabs decoration, install Eclipse 4 Chrome Theme from marketplace or from here and select MoonRise;

  • Rest your eyes ;)

Syntax highlighting scheme:

You can find the one used in the screenshot here:

  • RainbowDrops.epf (most accurate and with wider support for plugins, download and import it with Eclipse built-in Preferences import: File > Import.. then select General > Preferences);

  • or RainbowDrops.xml (download and import it with Eclipse Color Theme Plugin);

  • or here;


Eclipse Color Theme

There are some settings that can be changed only from the Eclipse Preferences window and that override the theme's settings by default:

  • Change the colors for Content Assist:

    Go to Window > Preferences > General > Appearance > Colors and Fonts then change the colors for Basic > Content Assist background color and Basic > Content Assist foreground color (eg. foreground color: #DDD, background color: #333);

  • Change the colors for Console:

    Go to Window > Preferences > Run/Debug > Console and modify the colors as you like (eg. Standard Out text color: #DDD, Background color: #333);

  • Change the colors for Javadoc:

    Go to Window > Preferences > General > Appearance > Colors and Fonts then change the colors for Java > Javadoc view background. Note that the foreground color cannot be changed and depends on system font color.


The font of the title of the tabs is differentEnsure that on your machine is installed Segoe Print font then open the downloaded jar package with an archive explorer, open /themes/css/moonrise-ui-standalone.css, search for any occurrencies of font-family property and change its value to Segoe Print (or what ever you prefer), then save/update the jar archive.
The size of the title of the tabs is differentEclipse does not scale it with a DPI-Aware policy. Open the jar package downloaded with a file archiver, open /themes/css/moonrise-ui-standalone.css, search for font-size property and modify its value according to your needs.
The label of the checkboxes has a color difficult to readIt's related to a SWT bug, use a system theme that has lighter font color for buttons.
The text of the buttons has a color difficult to read (MAC-OSX)It's related to a SWT bug, try this 'patched' version if you have this issue (no more needed for v0.8.4+).
After updating the plugin, it isn't loaded as expectedEclipse seems to use some sorts of internal resources caching that don't work always very well. To ensure that it's not an issue related to the new plugin version, create a new workspace and import your projects here, or try with a freshly downloaded Eclipse release.


Currently this theme uses the CSS-SWT engine introduced in the 4.2 version of the Eclipse Platform and should provide a dark style for each GUI widget that can be handled with the last version of the Eclipse SDK. This plugin has been tested with the main Eclipse Development Tool packages on Linux distributions, Windows and OSX and with the following Eclipse releases:

  • Luna (4.4)
  • Kepler (4.3.x)
  • Juno (4.2.x)

It works best with a dark system theme since currently the look of some GUI widgets cannot be overriden directly in Eclipse. The more noticeable issues related to SWT are the ScrollBar widgets, the Table headers/lines and the arrows to fold/unfold contents that cannot be styled. As minor issues there are Button background color on Windows and OSX that cannot be customized (on Windows checkboxes/radio controls do not inherit font color) and some other little bugs related to the CSS engine that makes the customizations harder and unwieldy. Aside from that, the theme currently might not look perfect on each platform, but should be fully useable on all of them. The Eclipse CSS engine is still under improvement.



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This is open source software, licensed under the Eclipse Public License. See the file COPYING for details.