How Can I Run IDEA With JTattoo?

I have recently been using JTattoo with some other Swing applications and I quite like it.
http://www.jtattoo.net/ScreenShots.html

I would like to try it out in IDEA but I can't work out how to add it.
I tried these instructions here but they appear to be out of date.
http://weblogs.java.net/blog/kirillcool/archive/2005/08/intellij_idea_5.html

Aer there some command line options or something that I can put in the vmotions file to add it?

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Hello,

Just followed the instruction and installed JTattoo (can't say I like it though):

jtattoo.png
Denis

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What does your swing.properties look like?
I have:

swing.installedlafs = motif,windows,metal,jtattoo
swing.installedlaf.motif.name = CDE/Motif
swing.installedlaf.motif.class = com.sun.java.swing.plaf.motif.MotifLookAndFeel
swing.installedlaf.windows.name = Windows
swing.installedlaf.windows.class = com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel
swing.installedlaf.metal.name = Metal
swing.installedlaf.metal.class = javax.swing.plaf.metal.MetalLookAndFeel
swing.installedlaf.jtattoo.name = JTattoo
swing.installedlaf.jtattoo.class = com.jtattoo.plaf.smart.SmartLookAndFeel

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swing.installedlafs=jtattoo
swing.installedlaf.jtattoo.name=JTattoo
swing.installedlaf.jtattoo.class=com.jtattoo.plaf.smart.SmartLookAndFeel

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You are right, it doesn't look that good with IDEA.
My final swing.properties looked like this:

swing.installedlafs=motif,windows,metal,jtattoo-smart,jtattoo-acryl,jtattoo-hifi
swing.installedlaf.motif.name=CDE/Motif
swing.installedlaf.motif.class=com.sun.java.swing.plaf.motif.MotifLookAndFeel
swing.installedlaf.windows.name=Windows
swing.installedlaf.windows.class=com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel
swing.installedlaf.metal.name=Metal
swing.installedlaf.metal.class=javax.swing.plaf.metal.MetalLookAndFeel
swing.installedlaf.jtattoo-smart.name=JTattoo Smart
swing.installedlaf.jtattoo-smart.class=com.jtattoo.plaf.smart.SmartLookAndFeel
swing.installedlaf.jtattoo-acryl.name=JTattoo Acryl
swing.installedlaf.jtattoo-acryl.class=com.jtattoo.plaf.acryl.AcrylLookAndFeel
swing.installedlaf.jtattoo-hifi.name=JTattoo HiFi
swing.installedlaf.jtattoo-hifi.class=com.jtattoo.plaf.hifi.HiFiLookAndFeel


The key problem was that there are 2 jre directories nested within each other now.
I had to put the swing.properties in IDEA/jre/jre/lib and JTattoo.jar in IDEA/jre/jre/lib/ext

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