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This is the place to share different color schemes that change the look of LyX. If you want to apply these color schemes, copy and paste the listed text into the file "preferences" (located in "Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Lyx" on Windows, ~/Library/Application Support/LyX-1.x on Mac OSX or ~/.lyx on most other systems, and created for the first time after changing your LyX settings and pressing the "Save" button). If using LyX 2, to change the forground color, you may need to uncheck "Use system colours" in the "Colors" preference pane. For changes to affect equations you should also select "No math" for "Instant Preview" in the "Display" panel. If you have another color scheme you would like to share, please put it here!

§ White text on blue background

This color scheme consists of white text on a blue background, like old school Word Perfect for DOS or Apple Works. You may need to change the fonts if you don't have them. (Try substituting Lucida Console (Windows), Andale Mono (Mac), or Vera Sans Mono (Linux) for Consolas--they are similar.)

#
# SCREEN & FONTS SECTION ############################
#

\screen_zoom 130
\screen_font_roman "Consolas"
\screen_font_sans "Calibri"
\screen_font_typewriter "Consolas"
\preview_scale_factor .85

#
# COLOR SECTION ###################################
#

\set_color "cursor" "#ffffff"
\set_color "background" "#00007f"
\set_color "foreground" "#f1f1f1"
\set_color "selection" "#aaaa7f"
\set_color "latex" "#d40000"
\set_color "preview" "#ffffff"
\set_color "notebg" "#000000"
\set_color "command" "#f1f1f1"
\set_color "commandframe" "#f1f1f1"
\set_color "graphicsbg" "#ffffff"
\set_color "math" "#ffff00"
\set_color "mathbg" "#00007f"
\set_color "mathmacrobg" "#ffffff"
\set_color "mathframe" "#aaffff"
\set_color "mathline" "#00ff00"
\set_color "captionframe" "#c30000"
\set_color "collapsibleframe" "#be0000"
\set_color "insetbg" "#ffaaff"
\set_color "eolmarker" "#00ff00"
\set_color "tabularline" "#f1f1f1"
\set_color "bottomarea" "#00007f"
\set_color "top" "#c5c5c5"
\set_color "bottom" "#797979"
\set_color "left" "#c5c5c5"
\set_color "right" "#797979"
\set_color "buttonbg" "#919191"
Screenshot of white on blue

§ Green text on black background

This color scheme is similar to Darkroom for Windows or WriteRoom for Mac OS X. It is very easy on the eyes. In combination with Clutter Cloak it makes for an almost distraction free writing environment.

Screenshot of Lyx with green text on black background, Clutter Cloak does the rest
#
# SCREEN & FONTS SECTION ############################
#

\screen_font_roman "Shruti"
\screen_font_sans "Arial Black"

#
# COLOR SECTION ###################################
#

\set_color "cursor" "#00ff00"
\set_color "background" "#000000"
\set_color "foreground" "#00ff00"
\set_color "selection" "#005500"
\set_color "note" "#00ff00"
\set_color "notebg" "#555500"
\set_color "math" "#aaff00"
\set_color "mathbg" "#001000"
\set_color "mathmacrobg" "#003100"
\set_color "mathframe" "#005500"
\set_color "mathcorners" "#005500"
\set_color "buttonframe" "#005500"
\set_color "buttonbg" "#005500"
\set_color "buttonhoverbg" "#00aa00"

§ White on black

Combined with removing of window decorations (use ui-toggle lfun) you get console outlook with this scheme.

\set_color "cursor" "#ffffff"
\set_color "background" "#000000"
\set_color "foreground" "#ffffff"
\set_color "preview" "#393939"
\set_color "note" "#555500"
\set_color "notebg" "#4b4b00"
\set_color "commentbg" "#a0756e"
\set_color "greyedoutbg" "#232120"
\set_color "graphicsbg" "#5b5754"
\set_color "math" "#0ab5f3"
\set_color "mathbg" "#000000"
\set_color "mathmacrobg" "#000000"
\set_color "mathcorners" "#4a4746"
\set_color "tabularline" "#3b3b3b"
\set_color "buttonframe" "#bfb7ae"

§ Black on White, sparse Colors

This color scheme tries to be less distracting but not without using color where it makes sense. Text is black, Background is white, Markup is lightblue, Math is darkblue and Frames and Buttons are grey. (There is some more color for comments and boxes, but basically thats it.)

Screenshot of white on blue
#
# COLOR SECTION ###################################
#

\set_color "cursor" "#000000"
\set_color "background" "#ffffff"
\set_color "foreground" "#000000"
\set_color "selection" "#999999"
\set_color "latex" "#0000ff"
\set_color "preview" "#000000"
\set_color "note" "#000000"
\set_color "notebg" "#ffff66"
\set_color "comment" "#000000"
\set_color "commentbg" "#ffff66"
\set_color "greyedout" "#000000"
\set_color "greyedoutbg" "#cccccc"
\set_color "shaded" "#6666ff"
\set_color "depthbar" "#0000ff"
\set_color "language" "#0000ff"
\set_color "command" "#000000"
\set_color "commandbg" "#cccccc"
\set_color "commandframe" "#cccccc"
\set_color "special" "#0000ff"
\set_color "graphicsbg" "#ffffff"
\set_color "math" "#000080"
\set_color "mathbg" "#ffffff"
\set_color "mathmacrobg" "#ffffff"
\set_color "mathframe" "#000080"
\set_color "mathcorners" "#000080"
\set_color "mathline" "#0000ff"
\set_color "captionframe" "#999999"
\set_color "collapsible" "#000000"
\set_color "collapsibleframe" "#999999"
\set_color "insetbg" "#ff0080"
\set_color "insetframe" "#ff0080"
\set_color "eolmarker" "#0000ff"
\set_color "added_space" "#0000ff"
\set_color "appendix" "#0000ff"
\set_color "changebar" "#0000ff"
\set_color "topline" "#000000"
\set_color "tabularonoffline" "#999999"
\set_color "bottomarea" "#ffffff"
\set_color "pagebreak" "#0000ff"
\set_color "buttonframe" "#cccccc"
\set_color "buttonbg" "#cccccc"
\set_color "buttonhoverbg" "#999999"

§ Greenish on Black, sparse Colors

This color scheme is almost the inverse of the sparse Black-on-White scheme, but with slightly lower contrast, a greenish tint, and an easier-to-see bright-green cursor.

#
# COLOR SECTION ###################################
#

\set_color "cursor" "#00ff00"
\set_color "background" "#221100"
\set_color "foreground" "#c8e3c8"
\set_color "selection" "#666666"
\set_color "latex" "#ffff00"
\set_color "preview" "#c8e3c8"
\set_color "note" "#c8e3c8"
\set_color "notebg" "#000099"
\set_color "comment" "#c8e3c8"
\set_color "commentbg" "#000099"
\set_color "greyedout" "#c8e3c8"
\set_color "greyedoutbg" "#333333"
\set_color "shaded" "#999900"
\set_color "depthbar" "#ffff00"
\set_color "language" "#ffff00"
\set_color "command" "#c8e3c8"
\set_color "commandbg" "#333333"
\set_color "commandframe" "#333333"
\set_color "special" "#ffff00"
\set_color "graphicsbg" "#221100"
\set_color "math" "#ffff7f"
\set_color "mathbg" "#221100"
\set_color "mathmacrobg" "#221100"
\set_color "mathframe" "#ffff7f"
\set_color "mathcorners" "#ffff7f"
\set_color "mathline" "#ffff00"
\set_color "captionframe" "#666666"
\set_color "collapsible" "#c8e3c8"
\set_color "collapsibleframe" "#666666"
\set_color "insetbg" "#00ff7f"
\set_color "insetframe" "#00ff7f"
\set_color "eolmarker" "#ffff00"
\set_color "added_space" "#ffff00"
\set_color "appendix" "#ffff00"
\set_color "changebar" "#ffff00"
\set_color "topline" "#c8e3c8"
\set_color "tabularonoffline" "#666666"
\set_color "bottomarea" "#221100"
\set_color "pagebreak" "#ffff00"
\set_color "buttonframe" "#333333"
\set_color "buttonbg" "#333333"
\set_color "buttonhoverbg" "#666666"

§ Solarized Light


#
# COLOR SECTION ###################################
#

\set_color "cursor" "#657b83"
\set_color "background" "#fdf6e3"
\set_color "foreground" "#657b83"
\set_color "selection" "#93a1a1"
\set_color "selectiontext" "#fdf6e3"
\set_color "latex" "#657b83"
\set_color "preview" "#657b83"
\set_color "inlinecompletion" "#93a1a1"
\set_color "nonuniqueinlinecompletion" "#93a1a1"
\set_color "note" "#268bd2"
\set_color "notebg" "#eee8d5"
\set_color "commentbg" "#eee8d5"
\set_color "greyedoutbg" "#eee8d5"
\set_color "shaded" "#dc322f"
\set_color "listingsbg" "#268bd2"
\set_color "footlabel" "#6c71c4"
\set_color "urllabel" "#657b83"
\set_color "urltext" "#657b83"
\set_color "depthbar" "#2aa198"
\set_color "language" "#657b83"
\set_color "command" "#2aa198"
\set_color "commandbg" "#eee8d5"
\set_color "commandframe" "#93a1a1"
\set_color "special" "#81a2be"
\set_color "graphicsbg" "#eee8d5"
\set_color "math" "#657b83"
\set_color "mathbg" "#fdf6e3"
\set_color "mathmacrobg" "#eee8d5"
\set_color "mathmacroframe" "#eee8d5"
\set_color "mathmacroblend" "#657b83"
\set_color "mathmacronewarg" "#657b83"
\set_color "mathframe" "#657b83"
\set_color "mathcorners" "#eee8d5"
\set_color "mathline" "#657b83"
\set_color "collapsible" "#d0caff"
\set_color "collapsibleframe" "#eee8d5"
\set_color "insetframe" "#93a1a1"
\set_color "eolmarker" "#2aa198"
\set_color "added_space" "#2aa198"
\set_color "appendix" "#dc322f"
\set_color "changebar" "#4d4d4c"
\set_color "addedtext" "#8b0000"
\set_color "changedtextauthor1" "#2aa198"
\set_color "changedtextauthor2" "#d33682"
\set_color "changedtextauthor3" "#cf4b16"
\set_color "changedtextauthor4" "#b58900"
\set_color "changedtextauthor5" "#859900"
\set_color "tabularline" "#657b83"
\set_color "tabularonoffline" "#93a1a1"
\set_color "newpage" "#2aa198"
\set_color "pagebreak" "#268bd2"
\set_color "buttonframe" "#93a1a1"
\set_color "buttonbg" "#fdf6e3"
\set_color "buttonhoverbg" "#eee8d5"
\set_color "paragraphmarker" "#8abeb7"
\set_color "previewframe" "#657b83"

§ Solarized Dark

#
# COLOR SECTION ###################################
#

\set_color "cursor" "#839496"
\set_color "background" "#002b36"
\set_color "foreground" "#839496"
\set_color "selection" "#586e75"
\set_color "selectiontext" "#002b36"
\set_color "latex" "#839496"
\set_color "preview" "#839496"
\set_color "inlinecompletion" "#586e75"
\set_color "nonuniqueinlinecompletion" "#586e75"
\set_color "note" "#268bd2"
\set_color "notebg" "#073642"
\set_color "commentbg" "#073642"
\set_color "greyedoutbg" "#073642"
\set_color "shaded" "#dc322f"
\set_color "listingsbg" "#268bd2"
\set_color "footlabel" "#6c71c4"
\set_color "urllabel" "#839496"
\set_color "urltext" "#839496"
\set_color "depthbar" "#2aa198"
\set_color "language" "#839496"
\set_color "command" "#2aa198"
\set_color "commandbg" "#073642"
\set_color "commandframe" "#586e75"
\set_color "special" "#81a2be"
\set_color "graphicsbg" "#073642"
\set_color "math" "#839496"
\set_color "mathbg" "#002b36"
\set_color "mathmacrobg" "#073642"
\set_color "mathmacroframe" "#073642"
\set_color "mathmacroblend" "#839496"
\set_color "mathmacronewarg" "#839496"
\set_color "mathframe" "#839496"
\set_color "mathcorners" "#073642"
\set_color "mathline" "#839496"
\set_color "collapsible" "#d0caff"
\set_color "collapsibleframe" "#073642"
\set_color "insetframe" "#586e75"
\set_color "eolmarker" "#2aa198"
\set_color "added_space" "#2aa198"
\set_color "appendix" "#dc322f"
\set_color "changebar" "#4d4d4c"
\set_color "addedtext" "#8b0000"
\set_color "changedtextauthor1" "#2aa198"
\set_color "changedtextauthor2" "#d33682"
\set_color "changedtextauthor3" "#cf4b16"
\set_color "changedtextauthor4" "#b58900"
\set_color "changedtextauthor5" "#859900"
\set_color "tabularline" "#839496"
\set_color "tabularonoffline" "#586e75"
\set_color "newpage" "#2aa198"
\set_color "pagebreak" "#268bd2"
\set_color "buttonframe" "#586e75"
\set_color "buttonbg" "#002b36"
\set_color "buttonhoverbg" "#073642"
\set_color "paragraphmarker" "#8abeb7"
\set_color "previewframe" "#839496"

§ Seti Black

This theme is inspired from Seti Color Theme adapted to LyX by Mohamed Saad IBN SEDDIK.

#
# COLOR SECTION ###################################
#


\set_color "cursor" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "background" "#151718"
\set_color "foreground" "#d4d7d6"
\set_color "selection" "#4FA5C7"
\set_color "selectiontext" "#fefefe"
\set_color "latex" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "preview" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "inlinecompletion" "#AE81FF"
\set_color "nonuniqueinlinecompletion" "#AE81FF"
\set_color "note" "#75715E"
\set_color "notebg" "#252728"
\set_color "commentbg" "#252728"
\set_color "greyedoutbg" "#252728"
\set_color "shaded" "#dc322f"
\set_color "listingsbg" "#75715E"
\set_color "footlabel" "#AE81FF"
\set_color "urllabel" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "urltext" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "depthbar" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "language" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "command" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "commandbg" "#252728"
\set_color "commandframe" "#AE81FF"
\set_color "special" "#66D9EF"
\set_color "graphicsbg" "#252728"
\set_color "math" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "mathbg" "#252728"
\set_color "mathmacrobg" "#252728"
\set_color "mathmacroframe" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "mathmacroblend" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "mathmacronewarg" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "mathframe" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "mathcorners" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "mathline" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "collapsible" "#d0caff"
\set_color "collapsibleframe" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "insetframe" "#AE81FF"
\set_color "eolmarker" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "added_space" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "appendix" "#dc322f"
\set_color "changebar" "#4d4d4c"
\set_color "addedtext" "#8b0000"
\set_color "changedtextauthor1" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "changedtextauthor2" "#d33682"
\set_color "changedtextauthor3" "#cf4b16"
\set_color "changedtextauthor4" "#b58900"
\set_color "changedtextauthor5" "#859900"
\set_color "tabularline" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "tabularonoffline" "#AE81FF"
\set_color "newpage" "#A6E22E"
\set_color "pagebreak" "#75715E"
\set_color "buttonframe" "#AE81FF"
\set_color "buttonbg" "#252728"
\set_color "buttonhoverbg" "#454748"
\set_color "paragraphmarker" "#8abeb7"
\set_color "previewframe" "#A6E22E"

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