If you are like me, you probably spend 8 or more hours a day staring at a computer screen. The vast majority of the time I spend looking at a text editor (or IDE). However, most editors default to hard to look at black text on white background. I suppose this is because it looks more like ink on paper, but what you end up with is a bright (expecially with today’s high contrast LCD’s) white light with dark spots to identify the areas of interest. I have for a long time used Konsole’s ‘Linux - Colors’ schema to provide my favorite black on white look for console and vim editing. Recently I have been using KDevelop a lot, but Kate has no default white on black color scheme. So, I have created one and attached the files ~/.kde/share/config/katesyntaxhighlightingrc and ~/.kde/share/config/kateschemarc. If you copy the first to ~/.kde/share/config/katesyntaxhighlightingrc and the second to ~/.kde/share/config/kateschemarc , then you should be able to select the ‘kdevelop - black’ schema from the Settings->Configure Editor…->Fonts & Colors dialog in kdevelop. Hopefully, I will set up something similar in eclipse soon.