Geany, getting dark themes

August 10, 2014

If you’re a Geany user out there you must agree you’d expect the geany-pack to come with some dark themes by default. Unfortunately, it doesn’t, well at least not from the Ubuntu repository. Staring at codes for long hours with a white screen isn’t comfortable neither healthy. Dark themes really matter.

I found a collection of themes, including dark ones, available on Github. Installation is straightforward. Just download the corresponding zip file and extract the .conf files to ~/.config/geany/colorschemes folder.

Fire up Geany and visit View > Editor > Color Schemes. You should now be presented with a list of themes. Enjoy!


To make Geany look sleek you might consider toggling out unnecessary widgets. It gives more space to work.

What is an IDE?

IDE stands for integrated development environment and that’s a software which facilitates the work of software developers. An IDE consists of a source code editor, build tools and a debugger.