I like the dark "FakeVim" color scheme in Qt Creator. However it only makes the editor part dark while everything else stays normal, which is a bit disturbing. Is there any way to make such dark scheme global for Qt Creator?
Vim (dark) Color Scheme
Color scheme is applied solely to text editor (as this is the only option), and not the environment.
I found some trick for your problem! Here you can see it: Habrahabr -- Redesigning Qt Creator by your hands (russian lang.)
According to that article, that trick is kind of not so dirty, but "hack" (probably it wouldn't harm your system, but it can leave some artifacts on your interface).
You don't need to patch something (there is possibility, but I don't recommend).
Main idea is to use stylesheet like this stylesheet.css:
// on Linux qtcreator -stylesheet='.qt-stylesheet.css' // on Windows [pathToQt]\QtCreator\bin\qtcreator.exe -stylesheet [pathToStyleSheet]
To get such effect:
To customize by your needs, you may need to read documentation: Qt Style Sheets Reference, Qt Style Sheets Examples and so on.
This wiki page is dedicated to custom Qt Creator styling.
P.S. If you'll got better stylesheet, share it, I'll be happy! :)
UPD (10.12.2014): Hopefully, now we can close this topic. Thanks, Simon G., Things have changed once again. Users may use custom themes since QtCreator 3.3. So hacky stylesheets are no longer needed.
Everyone can take a look at todays update: Qt 5.4 released. There you can find information that Qt 5.4, also comes with a brand new version of Qt Creator 3.3. Just take a look at official video at Youtube.
So, to apply dark theme you need go to "Tools" -> "Options" -> "Environment" -> "General" tab, and there you need to change "Theme".
See more information about its configuring here: Configuring Qt Creator.
QTcreator obeys your kde-wide configurations. If you choose "obsidian-coast" as the system-wide color scheme qt creator will be all dark as well. I know it is a partial solution but it works.
Here are my dark theme (based on Darcula IntelliJ Theme):
Simple in two line
My Dark Color scheme for QtCreator is at:
To use with Vim (dark) scheme.
Hope it is useful for someone.
I found a way to change the Application Output theme and everything that can't be edited from
If you use osX:
Here is a theme that I copied all the important parts of the Visual Studio 2013 dark theme.
**Update 08/Sep/15 - Qt Creator 3.5.1/Qt 5.5.1 might have fixed the rest of Qt not being dark properly and hard to read.