Themes for Netbeans

Jan 29, 2011 • Ole Michaelis

Hey folks,

It’s weekend, so there’s time for own projects and if you do like me, you already programmed the first five days before weekend. So its time for a variety!

While I clicked through the NetBeans wiki (Do you know that NetBeans 7 will come with git support?), I discovered that netbeans can also handle some kind like themes, called Look and Feel in Java. And you can easily switch between a few themes without any download anything, all the look and feel’s came with the JDK. I tried a few, but most of the things I downloaded are broken in any kind. So I will show you the inbuild ones. take a look!

GTK - NetBeans IDE 6.9.1 GTK - NetBeans IDE 6.9.1

Metal - NetBeans IDE 6.9.1 Metal - NetBeans IDE 6.9.1

Nimbus - NetBeans IDE 6.9.1 Nimbus - NetBeans IDE 6.9.1

And you can also download a variety of others.

You can try these themes with a single parameter on you netbeans call, like:

$ /bin/sh “path/to/netbeans/bin/netbeans” –laf

You want to keep these theme? Just set it in your netbeans.conf, its located in your NetBeans etc folder. Just add the –laf parameter to netbeans_default_options

If you want to see more screens or need more help with the config. Take a look at The NetBeansPHP Blog, they put a lot more screens on their page. I think I will go on with Nimbus, or Metal, don’t really know:)

Happy coding!