Urban - An Xcode Theme for Xcode 3, 4 and 5

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Urban Xcode Screenshot

Urban is an Xcode theme that uses a soft dark background, with subtle blue, orange and yellow colors.

Formerly known as ǝɹɐǝqʎǝuoɔ, this theme has been downloaded an astounding 14317 times since the first release, so we decided to make the name a bit more official, make it open-source and put it up on Github.


The easiest way to install is to use the Alcatraz package manager for Xcode. Go to the colors section and click the install icon next to "Urban".

You can also install manually using these commands in Terminal:

Xcode 4, 5

mkdir -p ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes;
cd ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes;
curl -O http://raw.github.com/UrbanApps/Urban/blob/master/Urban.dvtcolortheme

Xcode 3

mkdir -p ~/Library/Application\ Support/Xcode/Color\ Themes;
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Xcode/Color\ Themes;
curl http://raw.github.com/UrbanApps/Urban/blob/master/Urban.xccolortheme

Restart Xcode and you should be good to go. Enjoy!

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