IntelliJ IDEA Gives Developers Ability To Use Custom Themes


Developers using the IntelliJ IDEA can now design their own themes and add color to their IDEs.

IntelliJ IDEA is a Java integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software developed by JetBrains (formerly known as IntelliJ), and available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition and in a proprietary commercial edition.

Been able to customized the theme has been one of the most sought after request and now, you can tweak the entire IDE appearance, including icon colors, radio buttons, arrows, the color scheme, and everything else you can think of.

The team behind the product has created a few brand new themes to get you started which you can download by visiting or selecting it as your new Theme in the Appearance settings.

To do that:

  1. Go to Settings/Preferences | Plugins and install Dark Purple theme plugin.
  2. Restart the IDE.
  3. Go to Settings/Preferences | Appearance & Behavior
  4. Select the theme you want from the drop-down list of the theme options.

You read a detailed tutorial about how to create your own custom Theme or this blog post about creating custom themes for IntelliJ Platform.


CKEditor 5 v12.0.0 is now out.

This latest release features a new CKEditor 5 inspector tool that developers can use to inspect the mode, tree structures, the list of commands, and more.

It also comes with distraction-free writing, inline widgets and various other updates, which you can read about in the CKEditor post.


Node v11.11.0 is out.

It implements napi_create_date() as well as napi_is_date() to allow developers to work with JavaScript Date objects.

You can see the change log here.

Ruby 2.5.5 is now available.

This latest release includes a bug fix for the deadlock in the multi-thread+multi-process applications.

This past week, Ruby also released a series of security updates fixing vulnerabilities in RubyGems, as well as issues in ActionView and Rail Development Mode.








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