IntelliJ IDEA became one of my
favorite Java Editor in last year. So many built in functionalities, themes and plugins to enhance workflow made me switch from Eclipse IDE to IntelliJ.
For my day to day operation, I use IntelliJ IDEA extensively and would like to share some of my customization tips and tricks with you all my readers!
IntelliJ IDEA comes with below very handy and convenient features:
- Smart completion
- Chain completion
- Data flow analysis
- Single click code Refactoring
- Code injetion
- Simple shortcuts for every operations
- Best Java Editor
- + and many more
We will go over above features in some other tutorials. But let’s get going with top themes for IntelliJ IDEA.
Here are top 5 IntelliJ IDEA themes:
Theme-1. Material Darker
Material Darker theme was my 1st Dark theme I started using last year. Over last few years dark themes became very popular. It was developed by Mallowigi.
How to download Material Darker theme?
- Go to Preference
- Click on Plugins
- Click on Market Place
- Search for
Material Theme UI
- Click on Install
- Restart IntelliJ IDEA
Apply the same for
Material Them Icons.
How to change theme in IntelliJ IDEA?
- Go to Preference
- Click on Appearance & Behavior
- Click on Appearance
- Choose theme
And you are all set. You should see Material Darker theme live and active on your IntelliJ IDEA.
Theme-2. Monokai Pro
Monokai Pro theme is designed by Subtheme and it’s one of the popular theme out there for IntelliJ IDEA.
Please follow the same steps as above to download and install theme. Once active, just go to Appearance menu to make that active.
Theme-3. One Dark
One Dark theme is designed by Mark Skelton and also very popular among young generation.
Please follow above standard download and activate steps and make it live.
Github theme comes by default with IntelliJ IDEA. If you don’t prefer to go with Dark theme then Github is one of the best option out there.
There are few reasons I choose github over other light theme. Developer community will be very familiar with github’s theme and their layout, color combination and so on.
Let me know your thoughts on Github theme.
Theme-5. XCode Dark
XCode Dark became very popular theme overnight immediately after developer Antelle released it to public.
There are more than
~85,000 downloads already happened for XCode Dark theme.
Let me know what you think about above themes and share your preferred theme if that’s not listed here.