L&F on Linux

I can't quite believe it, but I too am moving from Windows XP to Linux.
Although it seems to work great, the only thing letting the side down is
IDEA's ugly grey Look & Feel on my gnome desktop. Is there any way to change
the panel background colour? Is anyone using an alternate L&F to those
provided?

Colin


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And about alternate L&F, IDEA looks QUITE good with the Alloy L&F[/url]. It is commercial, however. Take a look at the attached screenshot :)



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what a cool naming convention you have ;)

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Company-wide standards -- I swear I have nothing to do with this mess (and also most names are meaningful only to portuguese speakers) :P

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Btw, which XP Theme is it you are using ?

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I'm using WindowBlindbs[/url to customize the Windows look and feel.

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Poor me forgot to close the link tag :P

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Marcus Brito wrote:

Vote for it here[/url] :)


Nice 1 dude! Now let us pray...

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Ahh thats better....

To enable Metouia Look & Feel:
1. Download metouia.jar (http://mlf.sourceforge.net) and place it in
IDEA/lib
2. Put the following lines in swing.properties in IDEA/jre/lib:

swing.installedlafs=Metouia
swing.installedlaf.Metouia.class=net.sourceforge.mlf.metouia.MetouiaLookAndFeel
swing.installedlaf.Metouia.name=Metouia

3. Restart IDEA
4. Go to IDE Settings->Appearance and change the Look And Feel.

I've had a few exceptions while tweaking the Colours & Fonts, but
nothing that made me want to restart.



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now that looks cool ;)

I know Metouia but it never crossed my mind that one could use it for idea.

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That totally rocks - I've never seen Portuguese variable and class names
before!

Nick.

Marcus Brito wrote:

And about alternate L&F, IDEA looks QUITE good with the Alloy L&F[/url]. It is commercial, however. Take a look at the attached screenshot :)


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Take a look at http://www.javootoo.com/

"FH" is my favorite.

Sven
Colin Smith wrote:

I can't quite believe it, but I too am moving from Windows XP to Linux.
Although it seems to work great, the only thing letting the side down is
IDEA's ugly grey Look & Feel on my gnome desktop. Is there any way to
change the panel background colour? Is anyone using an alternate L&F to
those provided?

Colin


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Sven Krause wrote:

Take a look at http://www.javootoo.com/

"FH" is my favorite.

Sven


I tried FH last night, and it immediately crashed IDEA. Sticking with
Metouia for now.

Colin

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