Install Geany Dark Mode on Raspberry Pi

Geany Dark Mode

Proper appearance theme for the Geany text editor.
Geany's default color scheme looks horrible. Fortunately, this app will make it look good.
By default, this will apply the "spyder-dark" theme, (Botspot's favorite!), but it will also install many other themes to try out as well. To switch themes in Geany: View -> Change Color Scheme.

Fortunately, Geany Dark Mode is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Geany Dark Mode.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
Geany Dark Mode will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Geany Dark Mode

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Geany Dark Mode.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Appearance category.

Now scroll down to find Geany Dark Mode in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Geany Dark Mode for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at