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Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Which colour scheme do you use?

I use 2066 or later, with Monokai
8
20%
I use 2066 or later, with Monokai Bright
7
18%
I use 2066 or later, with a different colour scheme
24
60%
I use an earlier version
1
3%
 
Total votes : 40

Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Postby jps on Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:34 am

Dev Build 2066 changed the way selections are drawn, showing the syntax highlighting through the selection (for colour schemes other than Monokai Bright). It also changed the default colour scheme from Monokai Bright to Monokai.

Before the next regular build goes out, I'd like to confirm that changing the default colour scheme from Monokai Bright to Monokai is the right thing to do. Monokai Bright gives the selections more contrast with the background colour, but obscures the syntax highlighting - it's otherwise identical to Monokai.

You can see what colour scheme you're currently using from the Preferences/Color Scheme menu.
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Re: Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Postby jbrooksuk on Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:37 am

Although I use a different colour scheme, I would be using Monokai since I like being able to see the code behind it.
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Re: Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Postby guillermooo on Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:48 am

I'd like a more subtle selection than Monokai Bright, but Monokai's selections are hardly visible in the displays I use (low brightness).
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Re: Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Postby jbjornson on Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:48 am

jbrooksuk wrote:Although I use a different colour scheme, I would be using Monokai since I like being able to see the code behind it.


If you want to be able to see the syntax highlighting in the background of a selection on a different colour scheme, simply edit the tmTheme file of the scheme and delete (or comment out) the "selectionForeground" key and string.
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Re: Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Postby bizoo on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:16 am

guillermooo wrote:I'd like a more subtle selection than Monokai Bright, but Monokai's selections are hardly visible in the displays I use (low brightness).

I use a slightly modified Monokai Theme, and one of the modification is the selection color that is too dark for me.
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Re: Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Postby jps on Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:10 am

My main concern with Monokai is the lack of contrast between the selection and the background - I already get enough complaints about the lack of contrast in general in Sublime Text. To some degree though, it's an unavoidable issue when the syntax highlighting is showing on top of the selection: every colour used for syntax highlighting must then contrast against the background colour and the selection colour, and the simplest way to do that is to make the selection colour similar to the background colour.
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Re: Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Postby bizoo on Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:26 am

From a purely esthetic point of view, the grey selection color from Monokai is nice, but after a few minutes working with it, you begin to be annoyed with the lack of visibility.
I use the orange/brown selection color from Monokai Bright and darken it a bit. Not optimal but better to work with.
I try different color but didn't find something really good.

I wonder now if syntax highlighting on top of selection is really useful.
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Re: Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Postby knoajp on Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:35 pm

I use customized Monokai ( i labeled it Monokai+ ); with just modified "selection" brighter.

<key>selection</key>
<string>#49483E</string> : original Monokai
<string>#6D6C5D</string> : my Monokai+

i feel comfortable with a little better contrast. :-)
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Re: Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Postby iamntz on Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:53 pm

I guess I'm the weirdo here? I'm working like 8-10h/day (sometimes even more) and I have no problems with contrast on Monokai :roll:
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Re: Monokai vs Monokai Bright

Postby natebeaty on Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:40 pm

I love this change, being able to see the syntax highlighting in selections is a very welcome improvement.

It is a *little* difficult seeing certain elements in Monokai selections, but not unusably so. I use Blackboard and it looks great.
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