“Fix” Eclipse’s UI With the Eclipse MoonRise UI Theme

A coworker tipped me off to a way to change the Eclipse UI from this mess:


Into this:

The magic is done through the Github project known as the MoonRise UI Theme. Installation is as simple as adding the update site into Eclipse and updating a UI preference. Make sure to add the “optional” RainbowDrops syntax highlighting scheme as the dark UI seems pretty useless without it. I found that even with the optional syntax highlighting I still needed to modify comment brightness and Java string text color.  For fine tuning of colors and text-brightness, simply right-click any text you’d like to tweak > Preferences > Java > Editor > Syntax Coloring, then find and change the Java, Javadoc, or Comment section you want to modify.

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Brian Esserlieu

Currently work as a software engineer at Salesforce in San Francisco. Graduated from UCSD, in La Jolla, California, USA, with a B.S. in Computer Science.

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