Vibrant Ink TextMate theme for Eclipse

In: Java|Mac

28 Sep 2006

Spent some time tinkering with Eclipse’s preferences today as I was really missing the Vibrant Ink theme for TextMate and Eclipse is looking pretty now…

The only thing that I still couldn’t figure out was how to change the color of the folding/breakpoint bar next to the gutter. And I’m really starting to like the Monaco font that seems to be the default programmer’s font on Macs (I found a Windows version of Monaco but haven’t tried it).

I guess TextMate envy still exists even when you are on a Mac with a registered version of TextMate heh.

Here’s my Eclipse preferences (I just did a File -> Export -> Preferences). It seems Eclipse only allows a full export/import so you may want to be careful to backup your existing preferences before importing mine.

20 Responses to Vibrant Ink TextMate theme for Eclipse



November 17th, 2006 at 12am

Did you succeed in your quest to change the bar color? I’m trying the same thing with no success :(


Chu Yeow

November 17th, 2006 at 12am

Nope no success yet either. But the good thing is I’ve kinda allowed my consciousness to look past the bar so it no longer annoys me. The things we get used to over time…


Benjamin Baril

December 12th, 2006 at 10pm

Hi, I was wondering if you could possibly post an export of your eclipse preferences or perhaps a blurb about what colors you used for what? I’m in the midst of changing my fonts around and I can’t tweak them just as I wish.



Chu Yeow

December 13th, 2006 at 10am

Sure thing Ben, I’ve added a link to my exported Eclipse preferences. Be sure to back up your existing preferences before importing this one!



September 25th, 2007 at 6pm

Hello, i just “install” the theme on my eclipse and add the monaco font, it’s look like greate :)

i just want to know the way to “remove” this color theme because i must leave this terminal in few days …

thx :)


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