JetBrains Rider 2024.1 Help

User interface themes

The interface theme defines the appearance of windows, dialogs, buttons, and all visual elements of the user interface.

Change the UI theme

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S) , select Appearance & Behavior | Appearance.

  2. Select the UI theme from the Theme list:

    There are a number of themes that you can choose depending on your taste and experience with other IDEs. If JetBrains Rider is your first IDE, we suggest one of the following themes:

    • IntelliJ Light: traditional light theme for IntelliJ-based IDEs in Classic UI

    • Rider Day: Default light theme

    • Rider Night: Default dark theme

    • High Contrast: theme designed for users with color vision deficiency

  3. Optionally, select a color scheme from the Editor color scheme list.

    The default color scheme for the current theme is indicated in the list.

Select Sync with OS to let JetBrains Rider detect the current system settings and use the default dark or light theme accordingly. If your OS is set up to auto-switch between day and night modes, the IDE will automatically toggle between light and dark themes too.

It is also possible to create your own UI themes for JetBrains Rider and customize the built-in themes. For more information, refer to IntelliJ Platform SDK Documentation.

Productivity tips

Use the quick switcher

  1. Press Ctrl+` or select View | Quick Switch Scheme from the main menu.

  2. In the Switch popup, select Theme, and then select the desired interface theme.

Create shortcuts

Last modified: 07 May 2024