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Eclipse editor colors

Ted Bell
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Joined: Jan 21, 2002
Posts: 52
Hi all,

I have recently moved from JBuilder to Eclipse 3.1. In JBuilder I had taken the advice of a conference speaker and changed my color scheme to have a black background and light text, which was easy since JBuilder supports changing themes.

Now in Eclipse, I
read here that it uses the Windows theme/colors, and I don't see a way to change this (I see color options in Window | Preferences | Java | Editor, but don't see editor background). I really like all the Eclipse plugins, but I had become used to the editor with the dark background. I'd rather not change the setting at the Windows level. I see in Window | Preferences |Workbench | Appearance an option for Theme, but can't find any mention (anywhere) of adding or changing a theme.

Any help appreciated.
Ted Bell
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Joined: Jan 21, 2002
Posts: 52
Never mind, I guess. I found the correct pane I was looking for, but it sure would be nice to be able to specify a color set rather than each one individually.
I agree. Here's the link:
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