Programming your trading systems and indicators can be draining at the best of times, especially on your eyes. By default, MetaEditor has a white background which can be harsh on the eyes, and also impact your sleep cycle if you are programming at night.
The first way to change the colours is by going to Tools >> Options >> Colors. This is a slow manual process, as you need to change the colours one by one. You can see below the menu for this option.
The second option allows the user to upload a template or change a single colour at a time. To complete this option open a data folder from MT4 or MetaEditor and navigator to “config”. From here open the MetaEditor file (see below). Inside the file there may be an existing colour scheme, so search for this section first. If you don’t have it then you are free to paste in your colour template anywhere. If you do have it, make sure to delete it before adding a new colour template. Ideally post the colour template at the start or end of the file.
The colour template I have used here is below.
This is how the template looks in MetaEditor: