I have installed a new XCode 4 on a machine and I'd like to copy/paste the syntax coloring settings from the first one to the new one. How may I do this ?
Custom syntax color themes are located in
(Note that this directory may not exist if you've not yet modified any of your themes or haven't created a custom theme of your own, but will be created as soon as you do.)
The files have a
.dvtcolortheme extension. Simply retrieve the file from that directory and copy it into the same directory on another machine.
I quite like Ethan Schoonover's Solarized themes; I find them to be very readable and easy on the eyes, and can be installed as explained above.
I found this answer while looking how to move the new (at the time of writing this answer) Civic theme in Xcode 8 to Xcode 7.3. Now themes are bundled inside of the Xcode application's bundle at following path:
Also Xcode8 theme has extension
xccolortheme while Xcode7.3 has
dvtcolortheme. From my experience - it's safe change the extension without modifying the file itself.
As of Xcode Version 11.6 (11E708), the file extension for color themes is
The path to the included themes is:
The path to a user's custom themes is the same as in the accepted answer:
To install a custom theme, you can simply drag the
xccolortheme file into the folder for custom themes; quit Xcode, then restart Xcode. The theme will now appear in Xcode's Preferences for Fonts & Colors.