Last Updated: June 26, 2019

Changing Color Schemes in Komodo (You Know You Wanna)

If you’re going to be staring at a screen all day writing code, you had better
enjoy looking at your screen! Many IDEs and Editors allow you ability to make
your editor have a custom look, and Komodo is no exception. There are 40 color
schemes that come with Komodo , and they are fully customizable.

If you open Komodo and think “Were the Komodo devs wearing a lamp shade when they chose this default scheme?”, or “Who’s *genius* idea was it to have a dark scheme as the default?” (There was a vote…so it might have been you) then you’ll be happy to learn that you can change the color scheme to your liking.

I put together a short screen cast to show you the preferences and how it works:

So as I said, try out the color schemes. Try them all! If you get in trouble,
tell your boss to post his questions and comments in the [Komodo forums][forums].
We’ll be sure to put in a good word for you.

Now that you’ve seen it in action, try it out! Or Browse some more great features in Komodo IDE 9.

Title photo courtesy of David Pisnoy on Unsplash.

Carey Hoffman

Carey Hoffman

Carey made the logical switch from snowboard instructing and treeplanting to the technology industry in 2009, taking database and network administration at Vancouver BC's BCIT college. Having started out on the technical support and QA team for ActiveState he now works on the Komodo development team as a front and backend software engineer.