The best dark theme for Emacs
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The best dark theme for Emacs.




Make sure you have set up MELPA and run:

M-x package-install RET nimbus-theme RET

Use M-x customize-themes to activate it, or put the following in your Emacs configuration file:

(load-theme 'nimbus t)

Or, if you have use-package:

(use-package nimbus-theme)


If you encounter any issues with Nimbus (such as text faces being hard to read or not appearing as expected), please try the following:

  1. Restart Emacs and make sure Nimbus is the first theme you enable. Switching custom themes midway through an Emacs session may cause artifacts from the previous theme to remain.
  2. Leave a bug report for the repository on GitHub (


All contributions are welcome. I want to support as many third-party Emacs packages as possible. Please write issues and raise pull requests!