No Anti Aliasing with Java Mustang in IDEA

Hi,
I am running the latest IDEA EAP with java 6 beta 2 and i notice that although the editor fonts are anti aliased, the rest of the UI does not seem to be using the subpixel anti aliasing.

Could you tell me how to correct this so that subpixel aa can be used for the entire IDEA UI?

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Did you add this to idea.vm.options?

-Dswing.aatext=true

Some of hte UI is anti-aliased like menus, tab names, some forms, but other UI is not anti-aliased like the project tree, ant tool panel, messages window. It's a mixed bag right now.

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I dont think that option will work in Mustang. I could be mistaken though.

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AFAIK that option is obselete with Mustang.

You'll need to use one of the native LnFs - Alloy and the like don't appear to operate with AA on. The native Windows LnF works, although as already noted it doesn't AA the custom components.

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"James Shiell" <no_reply@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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AFAIK that option is obselete with Mustang.

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You'll need to use one of the native LnFs - Alloy and the

like don't appear to operate with AA on. The native Windows
LnF works, although as already noted it doesn't AA the
custom components.

I haven't used EAP builds for ages, but I just hope that
when time comes for me to upgrade there would be an option
to NOT have antialiasing. Hate it.

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It's not really for IDEA (or the application of your choice) to decide this - it's for the JVM. I believe J2SE6 works on the OS setting, so if you've turned off ClearType for Windows (or AA for GNOME) then your Java apps shouldn't be anti-aliased. Which, of course, is how it should have been years ago...

In any case IDEA 6 is using J2SE 5 so there's no need to worry as yet =)

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