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Solarized for Gedit

Precision colors for machines and people - Now with more Gedit!


Solarized was created by Ethan Schoonover and you can find out more about the design work that went into it on his project page. If you would like to use Solarized in editors other than Gedit or on your terminal, Ethan hosts the main repository which combines all the available ports in one place.

Solarized for Gedit

Solarized was initially ported for Gedit by Matthew Cantelon and can be found at


Light theme Dark theme


Please note that installation has only been tested on Ubuntu 12.10 and Gedit 3

You can download the files in one of two ways:

  • using git clone git://
  • using the Download button to get the ZIP file and extracting the files to a folder

Once the files are on your PC, copy solarized-light.xml and solarized-dark.xml to one of these folders:

  • if you are the only user on your computer
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gedit/styles
cp solarized-* ~/.local/share/gedit/styles
  • if you want everyone on your PC to be able to use the styles ( path below is for Ubuntu )
sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles
sudo cp solarized-* /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles
  • you can also use the installer ( has only been tested with Ubuntu 12.10 )
cd wherever/you/extracted
chmod a+x installer
# -a for all users, -l for local
./installer [-a | -l]