In late 2008, I modified my FDT colour scheme for the first time. It was amazing.
Subsequently I’ve installed eclipse on many different machines with different workspaces and re-doing my colour scheme every time is not a fun task. The main reason that makes it very much “un-fun” is that the colour settings are spread out in 4 different windows.
Creating your own Colour Scheme Theme
Firstly you need to open Eclipse Preferences.
- Mac: It’s under Eclipse or FDT if you have the standalone installed.
- Win: You’ll need to click on Window then right at the bottom there’s Preferences.
Once in, you’ll need to goto these four places and make changes.
- General > Editors > Text Editors
- General >Appearance > Color and Fonts
- FDT > Editor > Colors
- FDT > Editor > Semantic Highlight
Saving your Colour Scheme Theme
When you’re happy with what you’ve created, you’re ready to save/export it as a .epf file.
- Click on File > Export
- In the Export window select General > Preferences and click next.
- On Export Preferences make sure you select Export all and save the .epf file.
This file will contain extra settings that you do not need, would recommend opening it up in a text editor and deleting unnecessary lines.
Loading your Colour Scheme Theme
Loading or Importing a colour scheme is easy.
- Click on File > Import
- In the Import window select General > Preferences and click next.
- Browse to the .epf file that contains your colour scheme and click finish.
You can test it out with my theme, to do so download it from here < there