After watching a few webinars where the speaker used his sample code in a black-background editor, I decided to change my box standard black-on-white IDE layout to a new colour scheme. How easy is this in Eclipse?
At first I though I may have to change the syntax colouring of each element, but there is a much easier and better way: use the ‘Eclipse Color Scheme’ plugin.
First, run up Eclipse and from the menu select Help -> Eclipse Marketplace…
Then search for ‘Eclipse Color Scheme’. Download and follow the instructions to install. It may take a few minutes and it may need a restart of Eclipse.
When installation is over, go to menu Window -> Preferences. We have quite a selection of new themes under General-Appearance-Color Theme:
I used this theme for some PHP development and it looked great. They say a change is as good as a rest and it did seem to have a restful effect on my eyes.