by Flo Preynat

A quick and pointless operation (really) which doesn’t bring much to my development workflow nor revolutionize the way I work, but I thought I would give my Sublime Text 2 a bit of a makeover.
Since I am happy about the result, I wanted to share it with you.
The makeover consists of a theme & color theme change, and the long-due replacement of the Sublime icon.

I’m not much of an icon designer, there are better people than me on that subject, and since I found (and loved) Wayne Thayer’s subtle text editor icon, I will show you how to use it (or anything else you would find or make for that matter).

sublime-text-2-makeover-icon

Grab a copy of the image you found or made. Go to iconverticons.com, upload your image and grab a copy of the .icns (I’m on Mavericks).
Then go to your applications folder, right-click on Sublime Text 2, and show package contents. Open Contents/Resources and put your .icns in there (replacing Sublime Text 2.icns).

Job done on the icon front, let’s change the theme and color theme.
I have found this beautiful theme the other day: Spacegray made by Gadzhi Kharkharov.
Tried it, and loved it.

Install it via the Package control as instructed, and add those two lines in Preferences/Settings – User:

{
  "theme": "Spacegray.sublime-theme",
  "color_scheme": "Packages/Theme - Spacegray/base16-ocean.dark.tmTheme"
}

That’s it, your Sublime Text 2 has been refreshed.

sublime-text-2-makeover-theme

Note: Give Wayne and Gadzhi some love on Twitter
and don’t forget to buy a Sublime Text 2 license if you have yet to do it.

My name is Flo Preynat and I am the freelance webdesigner and developer behind shoogle designs. I live in France and specialize in responsive web design. Give me a shoogle or get in touch with me on twitter.

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Comments

  1. Oa Berg says:

    Thanks, Spacegray and Source Code Pro was a beautiful combination!