Netbeans IDE 7.2 Look and Feel on Ubuntu 12.04


NetBeans tips for java developers:

NetBeans IDE 7.2 has been released. This is the fastest version of NetBeans. I like NetBeans IDE. NetBeans has many good features, especially compared to Eclipse in Swing / JavaFX development. But NetBeans has ugly Look and Feel on Ubuntu. NetBeans GTK Look and Feel has a lot of chopping. Metal Look and Feel is too bad. I like clean and smart UI. That’s why I always use NetBeans IDE with Nimbus Look and Feel on Ubuntu. Better than Metal and GTK Look and Feel.

Nimbus Look and Feel setting is simple in NetBeans.

  • Edit netbeans.conf file (in netbeans-7.2 / etc directory by me)
  • include the option –laf between the quotation marks in the line beginning netbeans_default_options:
netbeans_default_options="-J-client -J-Xss2m
-J-Xms32m -J-XX:PermSize=32m -J-Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true -J-Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true

Happy coding in NetBeans!

Libre Office unity global menu support in Ubuntu 12.04



Ubuntu tips for Libre Office:

To add unity global menu support to libre office in Ubuntu 12.04,
in console:

sudo apt-get install lo-menubar

Black tooltips in eclipse on Ubuntu 12.04



Ubuntu tips for java developers:

Eclipse documentation tooltips are default black in Ubuntu 12.04, you can not read the tooltips.  To change the tooltips color,

Install Gnome Color Chooser:

sudo apt-get install gnome-color-chooser

Run Gnome Color Chooser, in Specific tab, you can setup background/foreground colors for tooltips. I am using for foreground black(#000000), background blue(#C2DFFD). Apply and close Gnome Color Chooser.

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