IDE colors can be customized by the OEM provider by two alternative methods:
1. From the IDE. In the Window->Preferences dialog, select General->Appearance->Colors There you can set colors for the different parts of the IDE, by selecting a component a pressing the "Edit" button. The suggested items to change are those under the "View and Editor Folders".
When you are done, exit the IDE, and look for the file "org.eclipse.ui.workbench.prefs" in the folder c:\geb\workspace\.metadata_x\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.runtime\.settings\
This is the file that must be copied as explained below
2. Alternatively, you directly edit the file "org.eclipse.ui.workbench.prefs" The colors are expressed as RGB tuples (0-255). Each relevant lines specifies a customized colour for a UI component, for example
org.eclipse.ui.workbench.ACTIVE_TAB_TEXT_COLOR=0,64,0 org.eclipse.ui.workbench.ACTIVE_NOFOCUS_TAB_BG_START=192,192,192 org.eclipse.ui.workbench.ACTIVE_NOFOCUS_TAB_BG_END=64,128,128In this example, the first line specifies the colour (dark green) for the active view and title text (foreground). The second and third specify the background for the "active but without focus" tabs. The START/END suffixes denote the primary/secondary colours for a gradient fill.
The IDE must be restarted for this changes to take effect.
After you have modified the colours (by one of the two methods above), the relevant file ("org.eclipse.ui.workbench.prefs") is considered one of the "IDE customization files".