Good night. I have a question I know it is kind of dumb But I've been wondering if there is some way to change Netbeans theme from Metal to something else. I have seen some screenshots at netbeans.org like this: http://www.netbeans.org/images/screenshots/dev/snapshot3.png But I can't figure out what I should use to get a similar look and feel. Thank you for your time
Hello, Well thats easy. The 'bin' directory of your NetBeans installation, contains a file named 'ide.cfg' which is a plain text file, that you can edit to change lots of things about NetBeans' environment. For example, if your running windows, you can specify the Windows Look & Feel instead of the default Metal, by adding this line to 'ide.cfg': -ui com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel Save the file, restart NetBeans and enjoy the Horrid WindowsLookAndFeel For other LAF's just put the class name of the LAF after (-ui ) to use it. Your screenshot is using JGoodies Looks PlasticXPLookAndFeel with the ExperienceBlue theme if am not mistaken. You can get that here: http://www.jgoodies.com/ For example to make NetBeans look like the screenshot, place the JAR file of the Plastic LAF in your classpath and use: -ui com.jgoodies.plaf.plastic.PlasticXPLookAndFeel Good luck. Nart
I installed netbeans 3.6 today. The UI is beautiful. I am running netbeans on windows XP. It captures the XP look. The metal look is gone. Response was also fast, much faster than 3.4. I also intalled jdk1.5 beta with the new jre. Applets/Gui are sharper and crisper. Response time is so much faster. jdk 1.5 is terrific. I am currently running streaming financial data and the display is just awesome.