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Customizing syntax colors?

Postby thany on Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:45 pm

This is probably gonna be a stupid question, as it's so incredibly elementary for a full-featured editor, I must be hugely overlooking something.

How do I customize the colors for syntax highlighting?

Running Windows 7, jsyk ;)
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Re: Customizing syntax colors?

Postby agibsonsw on Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:24 pm

Copy an existing .tmTheme file to your User folder.
Rename the file.
Open this file and change the 'name' of the theme towards the top of the file.
You should alter the uuid number at the bottom of the file, although I don't believe this is essential because, as I understand, this value is not used anywhere currently.

The colours are based on 'scope'. Use Ctrl-Shift-Alt-P to read the current scope in the status bar, or install the ScopeHunter Package.

Choose your theme from the Preferences menu.
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Re: Customizing syntax colors?

Postby thany on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:06 pm

I was afraid of this... No proper GUI.
It's not unreasonable to be wanting to edit these settings, and yet there no GUI for it and it still costs $59?

Honestly?
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Re: Customizing syntax colors?

Postby nick. on Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:20 pm

Many people prefer to edit the underlying text files directly rather than by clicking buttons. :)

That said, many people do want to make simple changes. Have a look a the work being done here.
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