Neil Macy

Installing Xcode Themes

I use a customised version of Panic's palette as my Xcode theme. This was originally shared by the company as a tweet a few years ago and I've used it ever since. I love the colour scheme.

Every time I get a new Mac, I install it, then modify it very slightly to my preferences. I figured I'd save myself the trouble of hunting down that tweet every time, and changing fonts, and just store my local file in a git repo. You can find it here.

I've set it up to be easy to add new themes to the repo, using the theme/ directory, although I've only got the Panic Palette theme in there just now.

I've also written a simple install script, which just creates the FontAndColorThemes/ directory in ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/ if required, and then copies the theme file(s) from theme/ to it.

It's easy to fork if you want to use this too, just add your own theme files to the theme/ directory.

Published on 4 February 2022