Changing editor background color of intellij


Looking to change my editor background, and possibly the darker colors of the window outside of the editor. It's been difficult trying to figure this out with so many settings, and the same people answering questions across goggle with their copy/paste answer that doesn't answer my question. How can I change this setting, and where is it located? I've searched across the hundreds of setting options.

I would prefer not to simply plug-in a theme, because I may still want to change it in the future to another color. My eyes are being destroyed looking at a dark theme on one monitor, with bright white on another from safari, etc.

Current look, and prefered color variations in the pictures attached, just in case it's more difficult than I think. Thank you.

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Hi Jacob,

You are asking two questions at the beginning and then asking "how can I change this setting?" Sorry, but didn't get what are you asking about. You can change editor colors simply by coping and modifying Darcula editor theme. And tuning Darcula Look and Feel is not possible at the moment.


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