How to change UI theme on IntelliJ and Android Studio

If you are tired of the default look or darcula theme of IntelliJ or Android Studio , you can switch to a better looking theme like I did. This is a very short process

idea-obsidian

IntelliJ with Obsidian.jar theme and darcula

1 Select your theme

color-themes.com has plenty of themes ( Sublime Text 2 , Monokai,) . Download the .jar file . Roboticket.jar is my current theme

 Import the theme

Import to IntelliJ or Android Studio by going to File -> import settings -> and select the  .jar file you downloaded.
Select All . press OK. Then Restart your IDE.

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Note : if you use darcula theme previously , you will notice the new theme is only applied to  the Text Editor. The light theme clearly contrasts

idea-darcula-roboticket

3 Appearance theme

On Mac , go to Preferences -> Appearance  . You can also use the shortcut Preferences -> search theme on the top left search bar
Next to Theme , Select Default . Or Darcula if you are using a dark theme .
Restart your IDE.

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4 The final look

 idea-final

Roboticket.jar

 

 

 

Eureka

Yeah I found it : yesterday I was looking for how to add tab on the upper page ( or tabbar) like on this blog

tabbar

Not sidebar, there is a plenty of non sense plugin, javascript and so which add your page on your side bar. The solution : in wp-admin Pages> add a new page. Of course depending on the theme you use, the theme must display it. Everything is in the theme.

I was nearly switching to Joomla to own the  tabbar. Now just one thing I still don’t know how to a post to under a certain page