Eclipse Luna dark theme, code editor white

I downloaded the new Eclipse Luna (ver. 4.4) and changed to Dark Theme, but the code editor is not changing. See the screen-shot:

I tried this on MAC, Windows and Linux, always the same result.


You can download Eclipse Color Theme plugin as a workaround. It worked fine for me.

After installing Eclipse Color Theme you have to go to: Preferences -> Appearance -> Color Theme, then chose the whatever theme you like, from the screenshot I chose Monokai

Ok here's what worked for me. (on java 8 JRE on WinXP)

Preferences -> General -> Editors -> Text Editors: Background colour

deselect 'system default' and choose pure black

Now go to 'current line highlight' and make it your favourite shade of grey. RGB 60/60/60 works for me.

You can download a dark color scheme for eclipse color scheme That did help me when i switched to black.

Instead if finding a working night theme I discovered a utility that puts my entire desktop into night mode NegativeScreen.

I use the below adjusted 'Smart Inversion Alt 2' matrix where the black is lightened a little the best for my tastes.

Smart Inversion Alt 2b (danielsokolowski)=
{  0.390, -0.620, -0.620,  0.000,  0.000 }
{ -1.210, -0.220, -1.220,  0.000,  0.000 }
{ -0.160, -0.160,  0.840,  0.000,  0.000 }
{  0.075,  0.075,  0.075,  1.000,  0.000 }
{  1,  1,  1,  0.000,  1.000 }

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I jumped into winnt.h and I found out the code as following: