Robert Bak – Notes

Some programming tips – updated sometimes

Dark themes for Flash Builder

Spending a lot of time in front of a bright LCD monitor can be a real pain for the eyes. But there’s no good reason why you should keep the default white background behind your code. After a search I found that some people have already prepared configurations that will allow you to have bright text on a dark background.

Quick list of themes

fb-zenburnishhttp://www.noiseandheat.com/blog/
Dark theme for Flash Builder 4http://www.likidu.com/blog/
The Typography of My Flash Builder http://kevinsuttle.com/

After testing them for a while I’m currently using fb-zenburnish.

Installing a theme

First download the file, and unzip if necessary. You should have an .epf file. Now go to the Flash Builder, and from the File menu select Import->Other. (you might want to backup your current settings before importing the new ones, just choose Export instead of Import and it should be a straight forward process)
Import -> Other
Than choose Preferences from the General node and click Next.
Preferences
Than just browse for the epf file and click Finish.

Your brand new color scheme should be set.

Follow up – 2011-02-16

You can now find a lot of themes at www.eclipsecolorthemes.org

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