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I'm trying to switch to the Geany editor for my web development but need to switch to a dark theme. In searching for some default themes I came across this excellent collection.

I've now installed the themes and they appear when I go to View -> Editor -> Color and I can select one. However, selecting a theme does nothing.

I am running Geany 0.20 (the latest version on Ubuntu 11.10) and have tried installing the new version and the deprecated version of the themes but get the same from both.

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Works fine for me. Try restarting geany. – Abhay Rana Oct 18 '11 at 5:44
Try installing the themes by just running ./install – Abhay Rana Oct 18 '11 at 5:56
@Capt.Nemo Did you install the master branch or deprecated branch version? – Noah Goodrich Oct 18 '11 at 6:21
master````````` – Abhay Rana Oct 18 '11 at 6:24
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Happened with me too , you need to copy all the colorschemes in ~/.config/geany/colorschemes and the next step which was not mentioned anywhere is you also need to copy the files in filedefs folder in the zip to corresponding folder in ~/.config/geany/filedefs and then it will start working !!

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I've got the same Geany (0.2) and Ubuntu (11.10) as yours, and the following commands worked for me:

git clone
cd geany-themes

Make sure that you have

  1. Geany installed. Click To Install
  2. Restart geany after installation
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I uninstalled, removed ~/.config/geany, reinstalled, opened geany, installed the themes, killed geany and reopened then selected a theme. For some reason it won't save my theme selection. – Noah Goodrich Oct 18 '11 at 6:34
Try filing a bug, or contacting a developer. – Abhay Rana Oct 18 '11 at 6:35

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