IntelliJ Idea X Interface

Hi All

I am currently using the latest Intellij Idea X Build, which i'm loving for flex & air app development, but the interface font is dreadful really.  Quite blurred and not particularly easy on the eyes for very long.  I have tried various different fonts but they are all very much having the same effect.  I currently run Archlinux & Openbox ...

I was using Archlinux & XCFE4 and the Interface was very smooth, but Archlinux & Openbox, not so good ..... :(

Does anyone have any suggestions please ... ?

Many Thanks

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Hi Julian,

What font are you talking about - IJ editor font or interface font?

I live under Ubuntu and 'DejaVu Sans Condensed' for interface (IDE Settings -> Appearance) and standard Monospaced (IDE Settings -> Editor -> Colors and Fonts -> Font) with antialiasing turned on (IDE Settings -> Editor -> Appearance -> Use antialiased font) work fine for me.

Regards, Denis

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Hi Denis

I am talking about all fonts ... & both IJ Editor & Interface Fonts

I have tried your suggested fonts and the quality is still a little poor.  My normal desktop now (after a little tweaking etc) has the fonts looking smooth, its just the IJ App that they are not looking smooth.  I can live with it, it just hurts my vision after a while .... :(

Many Thanks

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Hi Julian,

Did you check fonts appearance with any java Swing-based application over than IJ at your environment?

I.e. my point here is to understand whether its IJ or environment-specific java application problem.

Denis

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Hi Denis

I have Eclipse Helios and the interface is just fine ... If i start up the Java Control Panel or the Java Management Console, then it seems there appearance is just like IJ's appearance.

So not quite sure what to do next !

Many thanks

Julian

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Eclipse is not Swing- but SWT-based, so, it looks like the problem is with java-Swing applications at your environment.

I'd suggest to google/ask the question on Archlinux forums then.

Regards, Denis

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Right ok ... Will do & thanks for your help

OK an update, i have just done the following in ~/.bashrc

## Set Java Fonts
export JAVA_FONTS=/usr/share/fonts/TTF
export _JAVA_OPTIONS='-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on'



and this has solved the poor Interface problem

So all is good :D


Regards

Julian
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