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I’ve been using Bitbucket for a while now, and I find it a bit jarring going betweeb working on my code, where I use a light-on-dark colour scheme, and Bitbucket’s bright white pages.

Does Bitbucket have an option to set the entire site to a darker colour scheme?

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You can change the theme used by following these steps:

  • Log in to BitBucket
  • Navigate to a Repository
  • Click the Admin tab
  • In the top right hand pane select Appearance Settings
  • Choose your highlight style from the drop down (you can preview the new style on the right hand side)
  • Click Save Settings

Themes without a white background are:

  • Grey
    • Friendly
    • Manni
  • Black
    • Fruity
    • Native
  • Beige
    • Perldoc


I don't believe there is way to change the overall theme for BitBucket within their settings but you could use StyleBot (a Google Chrome plugin) to change the CSS. StyleBot instantly changes the CSS and persists your changes for future visits.

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Aha — yeah, that looks great for code on Bitbucket. I actually meant the colour scheme of the entire Bitbucket site, as opposed to just the code. – Paul D. Waite Apr 18 '11 at 14:40
@PaulD.Waite: I have updated my answer. Thanks – codingbadger Apr 18 '11 at 15:45
sure — I’ve been playing around with Stylish, a similar plug-in, as it looks like that’s the only way to change colours for the entire site. Nice to know about an alternative as well. Excellent, cheers. – Paul D. Waite Apr 18 '11 at 16:17
@PaulD.Waite: No problem - I have to say that StyleBot is pretty slick. – codingbadger Apr 18 '11 at 16:19

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