Editor theme being reset to dark theme on restart

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I want to use a dark UI theme and a light editor theme. I've been doing this without issue for the last 2 years, but since the 2018.3 update I've been having trouble with it.

What happens is every time I restart PhpStorm, my color scheme is automatically changed to Darcula. I see the light theme there for a moment before it changes, so it seems to be happening when the app starts. Then I have to manually change it back. It's driving me up the wall.

If I use a dark editor theme, it is retained on restart. Also if I set the UI to have a light theme, I can use a light or dark editor theme and it is retained. It's only the combination of dark UI / light editor that PhpStorm seems to have a problem with.

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I just managed to reproduce the issue on the latest PhpStorm 2018.3.1 version. I tried "Darcula" for IDE and "Solarized Light" for editor color scheme and could confirm the same behaviour.

 

However, looks like this bug is already reported on YouTrack and should be fixed in future versions:

https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-202248

 

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Thanks! Good to know the wheels are in motion.

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