How to use Xcode 3 color themes in Xcode 4

I’m using either MyBlackboard (In Japanese) or Railscasts color themes in Xcode 3, these color themes, however, couldn’t be used in Xcode 4.

I want to convert 3’s xccolortheme files into 4’s dvtcolortheme files, and found the just script which converted it.
mrevilme’s gist: 488120 — Gist

The usage of this tiny python script is very simple like the following command.

$ MyBlackBoard.xcolortheme

This step is very quick, and finally, I moved the dvtcolortheme file to the directory.

mkdir -p ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes/
mv MyBlackBoard.dvtcolortheme ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes/

If you’ve already started Xcode, restart it and you’ll find the theme at the preference of Xcode.


  • 感謝
    Thanks this worked perfectly.