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How to Change CC 2019 Colors with CS5 Colors

New Here ,
Aug 09, 2019 Aug 09, 2019

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Greetings,

I've used Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 for about a decade now, and I'm used to the color scheme used in the code editor for HTML and PHP tags/variables, etc.

I recently upgraded to Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019 after a catastrophic computer failure, and no longer have CS5. Is there a way to change the CC 2019 code colors to those of CS5? Is there some kind of one-click preference option, or do I have to import a colors.xml type file? If so, where is that file available for CS5's default code colors?

Thanks

Kind regards

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DW's code editor is based on Brackets now.  So the code themes are different.  You can customize the LESS file to a point but it won't be identical to what you had in legacy Creative Suite.   I found a Brackets code theme on Github I could live with.  And after 1 week of using it, I didn't look back.

Brackets Themes 

See related topic.

Solution: White on Mint Green Code Color.

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Thanks a lot for the info, I will look into it.

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Are you looking for language specific coloring?

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Here is a theme that offers different code colouring options for CSS, PHP, HTML and JS: mode-aware-code-theme.zip​ - Yes, its bright, I need something I can see as I'm getting on a bit and the eyes are not what they used to be

If you are on Windows copy the folder containing main.less and package.json to path something like: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver CC 2019\en_US\Configuration\Brackets\extensions\user\

I think the path on Macs is something like:  Adobe\Dreamweaver CC 2019\en_US\Configuration\Brackets\extensions\user\

Restart Dreamweaver if already running ....

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