is there a dark theme for Simplicity Studio (especially for the editor) ?
Do you mean you want to change the color of the editor.
If yes could you check if below steps works for you:
1. home page of simplicity studio, press the setting on the top right of the page.
4. Text Editors
5. background color.
6. uncheck the "system default" box.
7. change as you expected.
Yes, this is a serious issue with this editor. I will be making a post about it, it's plain unacceptable. There are appearance preferences all over the shop, like someone threw a basket of unsorted socks into a messy room.
I have dug through the preferences and still cannot find the area which changes the border colours. Even though I have found it before. Anyone know where it is?? Not the background for the text editor area, I'm looking for the background for everywhere else.
In Studio V4, Under Preferences >> General >> Appearance there is a Theme configuration preference.
In the list I do see that there are two Dark entries, and they are not the same. I will create a bug report for the Studio team to look into the available Theme options, but I do see that the lower Dark entry includes an editor with a dark background.
Since Simplicity Studio is just an Eclipse rip-off, you can easily use most of the themes that were created for Eclipse. For example, there are several themes here: http://www.eclipsecolorthemes.org/
This thread is three years old. These days, selecting "Dark mode" yields an editor with dark grey background and text ranging from pitch black to deep blue. Any chance someone at Silabs could install Ubuntu 18.04 and give your tools a much needed makeover?
The underlying version of Eclipse that Simplicity Studio is based on has style sheet limitations. There is a project in progress to move to a current version of Eclipse and that will include better dark theme support when it is released.
Is the computer overall theme a dark theme? I believe the editor settings come from the operating system settings, have you tried adjusting them?
Just jumping in on this one
When I turn on dark mode for apps in Windows, nothing change with Simplicty studio, but it does with other apps (e.g FireFox)
What if you turn on dark mode for apps in Windows and then change the Simplicity Studio theme? ([Help] > [Switch Theme]) Some of the settings Simplicity Studio uses in dark theme come from the OS. Unfortunately I have an earlier version of Windows 10 that does not have the "dark mode for apps" setting it only has some High Contrast themes, but if I first change the Simplicity Studio theme to dark, the Simplicity IDE editor windows are not dark:
But if I then change the Windows Personalization Theme settings to one of the high contrast themes, Simplicity Studio prompts me to restart for the settings to take effect and then the Simplicity IDE editor window is darker:
The support for dark theme is limited by the underlying version of Eclipse that Simplicity Studio uses and that will be updated sometime next year.
The dark theme included with Simplicity Studio 5 was not to my liking. I like to use Darkest Dark theme with eclipse:
This is easy to accomplish:
In simplicity hit CTRL+3 then type install and it should have the option to install new software.
There is a drop down next to "Work with:" hit add and use this url http://download.eclipse.org/releases/photon - name it anything.
Then General Purpose Tools -> Marketplace Client. After install eclipse will ask for a program restart.
Then go Help -> Eclipse Marketplace. The Search tab should be active. In the "Find" box search for dark.
First result should be "Darkest Dark Theme." Install it and it will ask for a program restart again. You can then pick a dark theme if you want.
Thanks for the tip and recommendation of the Darkest Dark theme. I just wanted to point out that the Eclipse Marketplace client can also be installed through the Simplicity Studio 5 Installation Manager by using [Install] > [Manage installed packages] select the [Tools] tab and then find [EPP Marketplace Client] and click the [Install] button. The rest of Michael's instructions starting with Help -> Eclipse Marketplace remain the same.
Just FYI installing marketplace through the method you listed doesn't work with dev style, at least on Simplicity v5.3.