RubyMine 2021.3 Help

User interface themes

The interface theme defines the appearance of windows, dialogs, buttons, and all visual elements of the user interface. By default, RubyMine uses the Darcula theme, unless you changed it during the first run.

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:

    • IntelliJ Light: Traditional light theme for IntelliJ-based IDEs

    • macOS Light or Windows 10 Light: OS-specific light theme available as a bundled plugin

    • Darcula: Default dark theme

    • High contrast: Theme designed for users with color vision deficiency

Select Sync with OS to let RubyMine detect the current system settings and use the default dark or light theme accordingly.

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

Productivity tips

Use the quick switcher

  1. Press Ctrl+` to execute the View | Quick Switch Scheme action.

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

Create shortcuts

Last modified: 04 August 2021