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Eclipse Skins to make your Eclipse IDE spicy

Eclipse skins/themes provide custom look and feels to your Eclipse platform and make your monotonous working environment spicy. My old versions of Eclipse (3.1.2 and 3.3.2, not so old, right?) do have 2-3 working skins that I like, note that VS Improved Presentation doesn’t work on 3.3.2 as expected, also see notes from VS Improved Presentation. After upgraded to Eclipse 3.4 – Ganymede – skin VS Improved Presentation still behaves very weird, even with the latest version of it, I am assuming the author still doesn’t have time to fix it.

Here are other skins that I am using:

Installing them is very simple. If you know how to manually install Eclipse plugin, then you are all set, just unzip the plugin into eclipse’s plugins directory or copy the jar file that directory.

After installing it, you need to restart eclipse. Then go to “Window->Preferences->General->Appearance” and change “Current presentation” to a Presentation that you like, now you need to restart eclipse again.

After it’s up and you can go to preference and select a theme to best suit your taste. You are warned there are not many themes available though, ha, better than nothing.

You are all done, enjoy it!


July 6, 2008 - Posted by | How Tos, IDE Tools, Technology | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Hi IKools,

    Yes Information is useful. But do u believe with me that these presentations do not do that much interesting change.But now only I came to know about “Nebula PShelf-based Presentation ” and seems it is the best at the time.


    Comment by Uditha Madumal | November 6, 2008 | Reply

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