In this lesson, we'll walk through installing a custom color scheme into our WebStorm IDE. Dayle Rees's daylerees/colour-schemes has a great collection of themes ready to install in different formats for various editors.
For this example, we will install the Peacocks In Space theme into an OS X WebStorm 11 EAP installation. Note: This process will be very similar (or identical) for previous versions of WebStorm and other editors in the JetBrain's family of editors.
This is great... but... WebStorm 2016 doesn't seem to have the same file structure for external themes? I can't find the folder you navigated to.
Where should we be downloading the theme files to?
Thanks to Gustavo V.R. on Stack Overflow for this solution...
Modified a bit for our specific case.
WebStorm 2016.1 on Windows - How to install color theme (English)
Go to folder: C:\Users\USERNAME.WebStorm2016.1\config
Create a new folder: colors Copy or save *.icls files of your favourite theme-color in the colors folder. Reopen WebStorm, go to: File->Settings then choose Editor->Colors & Fonts and your new theme-color appears in the select list.
Great trick. Works like a charm in Intellij Idea too. Thanks a lot
Not working for Webstorm2016.3
I did everything u did, but the theme wouldn't show up in the dropdown.
Have you restarted WebStorm? If you are still not seeing it, can you confirm that it exists in the expected directory. It sounds like you are on Mac OS X and have successfully downloaded via
curl -O from your previous comments. Try entering the
colors directory and listing contents via:
cd /Users/YOUR_USERNAME/Library/Preferences/WebStorm2016.3/colors ls
and make sure that the expected color is there. For example, here is my output from the above commands
$ ls Base16 Ocean.icls Earthsong _ EA.icls One Dark.icls Snappy Light - Erik.icls github.icls Default - Erik.icls Monokai _ EA.icls Peacocks In Space _Erik_.icls WarmNeon _ EA.icls peacocks-in-space.icls Default _Erik_.icls One Dark _Erik_.icls Relax Your Eyes.icls earthsong.icls snappy-light.icls
Hey Erik, Thanks for the reply!
I have restarted Webstorm multiple times and I also see that it got downloaded to the colors directory! But, it wont show up in Webstorm>Preferences>colors & fonts>Scheme for some reason.
I previously installed Material theme, I uninstalled it, I deleted the peacock in space theme too, downloaded it again and restarted webstorm. It is showing up now. Weird!!!!
Thanks for your help. :)