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Changing Themes in Light Table

The only thing I am doing in my life right now, is either posting on this blog, or coding in Light Table. I rarely go out. If I hadn’t a dog, I think, I wouldn’t go out the house at all. Once, my subconscious self had gone “somewhere”. And it took all my credit cards with him. I described my clairvoyance experience, but pff, sometimes people just don’t believe you ;)

Anyway, since I spend so much time with Light Table and because I consider it fantastic, I thought to share some small tips, nothing really important.

Light Table Theming

Light Table uses the concept of behaviors to define themes and skins. Skins affect the application window, and themes the editor.


Some JavaScript Coloring

To set the editor theme execute the Settings: User behaviors command, find the :editor tag and in the square brackets type “theme”. Then select Style: Set the editor theme and start typing the name of a theme (auto-complete will help you here). If you use a light theme you probably want to use the Style: Set Light Table skin to change to the “light” skin as well.

You can add new skins or themes by placing CSS files in the /path/to/lighttable/core/css/skins/ and /path/to/lighttable/core/css/themes/ directories respectively.

The above theme is Paraiso-Dark which is inspired from Paraiso-CodeMirror, but I have modified it a bit.


Those are the pre-shipped themes in Light Table. Not many, but is super-easy to create yours. I love this editor!

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