Eclipse Theme For Mac

Eclipse Theme For Mac

Install and setup the tools necessary for Android development with Eclipse on Mac OS X (Lion)


An ergonomic theme for the Eclipse Java IDE on Windows 10 and Mac OS X. Attuned to lessen visual fatigue and eyestrain Presents a clean and low-glare look and feel Based on well balanced. Jun 11, 2019 The common filenames for the program's installer are eclipse-standard-luna-r-macosx-cocoa-x8664.tar.gz, eclipse-standard-kepler-sr2-macosx-cocoa.tar.gz or eclipse-SDK-3.7-macosx-cocoa.tar.gz etc. This Mac download was scanned by our antivirus and was rated as safe. This free Mac application was originally designed by The Eclipse Foundation.

Mac running Mac OS X (Lion) (Intel)


Download Eclipse Classic for Mac from the Eclipse download page.

Eclipse Classic is recommended but those who know they need a different version can download that instead.

Extract the .tar.gz file by, for example, locating it in Finder and double clicking on it.

Drag the eclipse folder that was created to the Applications folder.

Download the Android SDK for Mac from the Android SDK download page.

Extract the .zip file and move the created android-sdk-macosx directory to somewhere you wish to keep it on your system (for example, ~/android-sdk-macosx).

Include the Android tools in your path by adding the following to your ~/.bashrc file, replacing {user} with your username or otherwise modifying the path to match where the SDK folder was moved.

export PATH=$PATH:/Users/{user}/android-sdk-macosx/tools:/Users/{user}/android-sdk-macosx/platform-tools

Run Eclipse and go to the Help menu and Install new software...

Click the Add... button at the top right of the Install dialog, enter the following details and then click OK.


Name: ADT Plugin

Ensure the ADT Plugin is listed in the Work with drop-down and once the software list has been updated check the box next to Developer Tools. Click through, agree to the licenses as applicable and allow the items to install.

Restart Eclipse and you are ready to produce your Android apps.

A fork of this plugin has been donated and merged in the main Eclipse platform repository. Starting from Eclipse Luna, you'll find it preinstalled as the new default dark theme of Eclipse!
You can use this repository to get the latest development version.


  • Eclipse 4.2+


  • Eclipse Marketplace:
    ← Drag this button to your Eclipse workbench to install;
  • Update site:

    Or download this plugin by using Help > Install New Software... and add the update site:

  • Manual:

    Or download moonrise_0.8.9.jar package and put it into your Eclipse dropinsplugins folder;

  • Restart Eclipse and go to Window > Preferences > General > Appearance;

  • Select MoonRise (standalone) or, for a little better tabs decoration, install Eclipse 4 Chrome Theme from marketplace or from here and select MoonRise;

  • Rest your eyes ;)

Eclipse Theme For Mac

Syntax highlighting scheme:

You can find the one used in the screenshot here:

  • RainbowDrops.epf (most accurate and with wider support for plugins, download and import it with Eclipse built-in Preferences import: File > Import... then select General > Preferences);

  • or RainbowDrops.xml (download and import it with Eclipse Color Theme Plugin);

  • or here;


There are some settings that can be changed only from the Eclipse Preferences window and that override the theme's settings by default:

  • Change the colors for Content Assist:

    Go to Window > Preferences > General > Appearance > Colors and Fonts then change the colors for Basic > Content Assist background color and Basic > Content Assist foreground color (eg. foreground color: #DDD, background color: #333);

  • Change the colors for Console:

    Go to Window > Preferences > Run/Debug > Console and modify the colors as you like (eg. Standard Out text color: #DDD, Background color: #333);

  • Change the colors for Javadoc:

    Go to Window > Preferences > General > Appearance > Colors and Fonts then change the colors for Java > Javadoc view background. Note that the foreground color cannot be changed and depends on system font color.


The font of the title of the tabs is differentEnsure that on your machine is installed Segoe Print font then open the downloaded jar package with an archive explorer, open /themes/css/moonrise-ui-standalone.css, search for any occurrencies of font-family property and change its value to Segoe Print (or what ever you prefer), then save/update the jar archive.
The size of the title of the tabs is differentEclipse does not scale it with a DPI-Aware policy. Open the jar package downloaded with a file archiver, open /themes/css/moonrise-ui-standalone.css, search for font-size property and modify its value according to your needs.
The label of the checkboxes has a color difficult to readIt's related to a SWT bug, use a system theme that has lighter font color for buttons.
The text of the buttons has a color difficult to read (MAC-OSX)It's related to a SWT bug, try this 'patched' version if you have this issue (no more needed for v0.8.4+).
After updating the plugin, it isn't loaded as expectedEclipse seems to use some sorts of internal resources caching that don't work always very well. To ensure that it's not an issue related to the new plugin version, create a new workspace and import your projects here, or try with a freshly downloaded Eclipse release.


Currently this theme uses the CSS-SWT engine introduced in the 4.2 version of the Eclipse Platform and should provide a dark style for each GUI widget that can be handled with the last version of the Eclipse SDK. This plugin has been tested with the main Eclipse Development Tool packages on Linux distributions, Windows and OSX and with the following Eclipse releases:

  • Luna (4.4)
  • Kepler (4.3.x)
  • Juno (4.2.x)

It works best with a dark system theme since currently the look of some GUI widgets cannot be overriden directly in Eclipse. The more noticeable issues related to SWT are the ScrollBar widgets, the Table headers/lines and the arrows to fold/unfold contents that cannot be styled. As minor issues there are Button background color on Windows and OSX that cannot be customized (on Windows checkboxes/radio controls do not inherit font color) and some other little bugs related to the CSS engine that makes the customizations harder and unwieldy. Aside from that, the theme currently might not look perfect on each platform, but should be fully useable on all of them. The Eclipse CSS engine is still under improvement.



Eclipse Theme For Mac Desktop

This is open source software, licensed under the Eclipse Public License. See the file COPYING for details.