I never understood the big deal about customizing the colors of your IDE and I particularly never understood the black and white craze … until recently
I installed the Visual Studio 2012 Color Theme Editor form the Tools / Extensions and Updates …
and realized that the Dark theme (which came with the extension) instantly helped me see better and was much easier on the eyes (I always though that argument was BS … ignorance is a bliss right …).
At the same time I was experimenting with Sublime Text 2 and after switching to its Sunburst theme I realized that VS 2012 needed an even darker theme for me to call it “home”.
So here are few screens of how the final theme (Dark_Akrion) looks like:
Fell free to download: Dark_Akrion
How to Install?
Step 1: Download the theme from the link above
Step 2: Download the Visual Studio 2012 Color Theme Editor (as shown on the first image in the article)
Step 3: Go to Tools / Customize Colors:
Step 4: Click on Import Theme:
Step 5: Enjoy