[SOLVED] How to change SmartHome Designer UI theme?


Arch Linux, GNOME 3, SmartHome-Designer installed in the user home directory.

Following the guide https://docs.openhab.org/v2.1/installation/designer.html it seems that the newest version 0.9.0 at https://github.com/eclipse/smarthome/blob/master/docs/documentation/community/downloads.md#designer-builds does not provide Designer anymore:

Please note that the Designer has been deprecated is not part of the release anymore.

Eventually, I succeeded to run only the SmartHome-Designer-0.7.0 (I had to downgrade JRE to version 7 though).

What I am struggling with is the UI theme of the designer - the highlighted line in editor makes the font unreadable:

It would be okay to use some light theme, however, how to set it?

The UI seems to be very limited, I have not found a way how to set a general theme for the designer. I could possibly change editor colours one by one, but that does not seem to be feasible way to proceed.

I tried to set a bunch of usual suspects like GTK_THEME=Adwaita or GTK2_RC_FILES="/home/mu/.gtkrc-2.0-light" having only one directive gtk-theme-name="Adwaita" but this does not seem to have any impact on the UI at all.

Any idea?

Please, do yourself a favor and switch to Visual Studio Code.

and the openHAB extension


Designer is deprecated and not supporting latest feature updates and their syntax highlighting. Please use VS Code with openHAB extension.

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VS Code works good, thanks.

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