Geany Themes README
Geany-themes is a collection of color schemes for the Geany IDE/editor, either written originally by the Geany community or ported from color schemes for other editors. These schemes are compatible with Geany 1.22 and greater. Check out the screenshots to get an idea for what each color scheme looks like.
Note: the following instructions will overwrite any themes with the same filename you have already installed, so if you have customized any of them, you will lose your customizations if you don't back them up first.
Extract the zip file, tarball or checkout with Git to a local
directory. In this directory you will find a sub-directory named
colorschemes which contains all of the color scheme files. Copy all of
*.conf files into the directory named
~ means your personal home
directory. Create the
~/.config/geany/colorschemes/ directory if it
does not already exist.
After copying the files you can choose a new theme by selecting
Change Color Scheme... from Geany's
Installing the themes on Windows is the same as with Unix-like systems
with the exception that the target directory will be different. With
Windows 7, the directory should be named
C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\geany\colorschemes, but the
exact path may vary depending on your Windows configuration and/or
version. Refer to the Geany Manual for more information on
configuration file paths.
You can also also sometimes find bleeding edge themes which have yet to
be fully integrated into the repository by looking at the
Issues on Github labelled with the
There may also be some unofficial themes on the wiki.
Be wary of old-style themes you may find in random places on the
Internet as they may only be compatible with old Geany versions before
1.22 and will likely result in grief. If the file doesn't contain a
[theme_info] it almost sure to be an incompatible
older theme. See below for more details.
These color schemes are not compatible with older version of Geany
prior to 1.22, including its old filetypes files, which you may have
customized and are found in your per-user configuration folder. All
bets are off if you mix and match old filetypes/color schemes and the
color schemes here. The best way to handle it is to simple move your
old filetypes out of the way, copy the ones you want to customize from
Geany's system data folder and hand-copy over the non-
groups from the old filetypes file into the new one.