In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the dark theme for your Arduino IDE 

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the dark theme for your Arduino IDE

for the reason of overexposure to the screen light of your computer dark themes decreases the danger of eye damage.

Why should the background be dark?

Looking at the white screen for a long time is not good for our eyes. Our eyes become tired, and this causes the distraction.

With this change, you will have more efficient code visualization and you will be able to write long time code without tiring your eyes.

Note: If you are comfortable with the visual instruction you can view the video tutorial here.


Step 1: Downloading the Dark Theme

First, we need to download the dark theme in the link below.

https://github.com/jeffThompson/DarkArduinoTheme

Extract and open the zip file to your computer.

Step 1- Download the Theme.png

Step 1: Downloading the Dark Theme

Step 2: Open File Location

Go the directory where you installed or save the Arduino IDE.

In my case, I installed it in the drive C of my computer.

The Default directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\lib"

Step 2- Open File location.png

Step 2: Open File Location 

Step 3: Backup Original Theme

Back up your old theme folder in order to restore the original theme.

Step 3 - Backup the Orig theme.png

Step 3: Backup Original Theme  

Step 4: Replace the Original Theme With the Dark Theme

Replace the downloaded theme on the directory.

Step 4- Replace the OT with DT.png

Step 4: Replace the Original Theme With the Dark Theme  

Step 5: Play Time

Restart the Arduino IDE and it will run dark theme.

Step 5 - DT installed.png

Step 5: Play Time  

the lonely programmer Rahul
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