Created attachment 137064 [details]
Image showing the text being invisible
On a darker Look and feel, some of the text in the navigation panel becomes invisible as the font color and background color are the same. There should be a way to customize this font color. After looking around for this key for months I have now resigned to a conclusion that this is not exposed. This key should be exposed to better support look and feels.
I am looking for some help in finding this UIDefaults key that will change this. Also the line of code where this is done will help me a lot. Any help is sincerely appreciated. Please look at the image to see that the text is invisible.
I am including a couple of people who have helped me in the past.
Update: I think this font color might be java.navigation module. But I noticed that the trail dissappears into a class called FontColorSettings.java. I tried modifying the Fonts and Colors in the Options Window. But nothing changed.
Created attachment 137360 [details]
Screenshot Dark Nimbus
Created attachment 137361 [details]
Screenshot Dark Metal
Works fine with both Dark Metal and Dark Nimbus in NB 7.4 (dev), see attached screenshots.
In NetBeans 7.4 when the colour is similar to background it's shifted by the HTML renderer it's reason why the Dark Metal and Dark Nimbus work fine. It should work even with your L&F unless you set nb.useSwingHtmlRendering=true. If so I can define and use some constants for UIManager.
The constants will be:
Added constants as described in comment #5.
Thanks Tomas, I have been looking for this for nearly a year now. It will improve the usability of ez-on-da-ice plugin quite a bit.
Oh yeah, I owe you a beer the next time I see you for helping me with this issue :).
Integrated into 'main-silver', will be available in build *201307192300* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: Tomas Zezula <email@example.com>
Log: #232646:Text invisible on dark background