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!
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 com.sun.java.swing.plaf.nimbus.NimbusLookAndFeel
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:)