For the current VS desired appearance see the attachments.
Created attachment 62936 [details]
current appearance of highlighting
Created attachment 62937 [details]
correct visual appearance (defined in Nimbus specification)
does it mean that selection color is hard-coded to #adcadc
Ideally (i.e. if the implementation is reasonable), the gradient version should be used. If implementation of the
gradient would be inefficient/time-consuming, I'd say the hardcoded color is OK too, but we are still only talking about
Nimbus here. For "over" effect, 50% transparency should be used (this corresponds to hardcoded #D6E4ED assuming the
underlying color is pure white).
For windows & mac OS X, I would suggest some color changes too, but that probably does not belong to this issue.
*** Issue 136906 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *200809200201* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: S. Aubrecht <email@example.com>
Log: #137450 - better looking option categories on nimbus & gtk