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Change color of selection in Android Studio editor?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

How can I change the color of a selected text in the Android Studio Editor?
I want to change only the color highlight of the selected line(s) in Android Studio and not the overall background.
How can I do that?

How to&Answers:

Go to Preferences -> Editor -> Colors and Fonts -> General, then change the “Selection Background” setting. See below:

Image showing preferences panel

Make sure you apply your changes; then you should see them reflected both in the preferences window and in your live code:

Image showing applied background color

Answer:

For Android Studio Version 3.2

This is the same answer as the earlier accepted answer, but updated because of recent changes to Android Studio (ok, Android is a moving target, but here’s the latest as of November 2018).

Preferences -> Editor -> Color Scheme -> General -> Editor -> Selection Background

Then click on the hexadecimal block to the right of “Background” to pull up a color chooser.