Komodo Edit – Dark Theme (Updated)

I noticed my eyes hurts everyday doing coding stuff so I search the Internet for a dark theme for Komodo Edit. I have found several themes but I finally chosen two and combined them. I forgot the original authors since I just found them on the Komodo Edit forum, however I got their aliases.

I like the theme called Twilight – which the user said it was based on Textmate ported to Komodo Edit. However, CSS and Smarty highlighting sucks. I really love the color combination and the background.

You can find his post here: http://blog.igstan.ro/2009/03/komodo-edit-theme.html

Then the other theme, which I found on the forum looks complete for my development languages so even if I don’t like much of it, I choose it combined with the Twilight theme. The file was uploaded to a certain file upload service and the filename is loco.ksf, so I’m calling this theme dark-them-loco.ksf. I have tweaked the background colors and current line background same as the Twilight theme and the result looks like below:

Get the .ksf code here: http://pastebin.com/HNcvMAhH.


I have updated the scheme to better support Smarty templates. Get the code here: http://pastebin.com/bZrEsEs7. The sample Smarty template looks like below:

To install it on your Komodo Edit, follow these simple steps:

  1. Get the code from http://pastebin.com/bZrEsEs7
  2. Save the code into a .ksf file (name it anything you want)
  3. Copy the file to Komodo’s application data folder for you account. In my Windows XP box, it is at: C:\Documents and Settings\Lysender\Application Data\ActiveState\KomodoEdit\5.2\schemes
  4. Start Komodo Edit
  5. Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Fonts and Colors then select a scheme from the dropdown menu
  6. That’s it

Enjoy the dark side 😀

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3 Responses to Komodo Edit – Dark Theme (Updated)

  1. Hugo Ferreira says:

    does Komodo edit support alpha on background? such as in standard css…

  2. lysender says:

    Hi Hugo,

    I’m not sure what you mean by alpha on background but Komodo Edit has support for css and js (even jQuery). Haven’t tried alpha styles on CSS yet so I cannot confirm on that.

    Other styles do appear in code completion.

  3. jose says:

    great theme, thanks.

    I only found smarty strings quite ilegible, but your work was a good base for personal tweaks.

    css looks simply great with your theme

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