[nbusers] Re: Netbeans rendering on WIndows 7
- From: Edson Richter <
- Subject: [nbusers] Re: Netbeans rendering on WIndows 7
- Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2012 23:13:46 -0300
- Organization: Simkorp Informática Ltda
Em 13/10/2012 21:00, trhouse escreveu:
type="cite">Yes those are both great suggestions but they're
I lined up examples of the fonts against what I am used to
seeing in intellij and looking really closely at a series of
like-font to like-font comparisons, I would say that the edges
on intellij are blurred using the typical tricks involving
selectively activating RGB on an LCD monitor . i.e. looking
very closely , the rounded parts are not actually black but
more redish or greenish while looking further away they look
black and nicely rounded.
On NB it's more pixelated.. it's subtle but the overall
effect on a lot of fonts is not. I have a font in the IDE I can
live with now, but man.. this is distinction with a difference.
I am thinking now it's Swing doing its own rendering and
intellij uses a non-Swing renderer underneath the covers.
It should not. I believe you have some configuration in place.
Take a look here for some tips: https://blogs.oracle.com/netbeansphp/entry/anti_aliasing_font_in_the
On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM,
Edson Richter <
Em 13/10/2012 12:38, trhouse escreveu:
Nope it was right here:
I downloaded NB today. I am on Win 7, latest
version all updates etc. I have jdk707 which I
downloaded with NB.
get me wrong.. I totally am loving Netbeans so
far and it seems like it's probably suitable
for forming the basis of a rich client, it's
just that that client is all about ... editing
text ... doh! :) .
Ops, sorry: my bad... I've concentrated on the problem,
and missed the "win 7" above :-)
Well, have you tried to enable Clear Type and Rounded
On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at
8:21 AM, Edson Richter <
You have told
us which OS you don't have (Apple), but have
not said what you have.
I suspect it is Linux or Solaris, right?
I had similar problems when I've not
installed TrueType fonts in X. Install
TrueType fonts and also, check if you have
installed and started "xfs". Also, enable
Clear Type font rendering (or whatever
similar option you need)
Now, if you are using Windows (XP or 7) goes
to Performance control panel, enable
"Rounded fonts", and in Screen
configuration, enable Clear Type font
After that, you will need to restart your X
or your Windows, and run NetBeans again.
Em 12/10/2012 17:55, trhouse escreveu:
I downloaded NB today. I am on Win 7,
latest version all updates etc. I have
jdk707 which I downloaded with NB.
My problem is, the fonts I see in NB
just can't be right. I am confident
most people would rate them as
unusable. I am not an Apple user or
anything like that.. just anything is
OK with me, but this is really
I include a couple of screen captures
so as to spare you my describing what
I tried editing the conf file in
various ways as found online and in
forums which I am sure you're familiar
with, with zero improvement.
I also included a screen shot of just
plain old Swing font rendering on the
same machine same JDK .. it's a from
demo jnlp from Oracle's site. The
fonts in that demo program look A-OK
by me, but I am not fussy about fonts.
Nevertheless, this just can't be
I've tried the top-level things you
might suggest I tried all different
fonts.I tried different sizes. I tried
different JDKs. I fiddled with conf
(the last place I set it to but it's
been everything more or less)
Fiddling with that has a bad smell
anyways; I think NB doesn't intend for
you to have to do it, the defaults
just ought to work for almost
everyone, right? I have a completely
modern machine in every way you can
think of. At this point, actually I am
What I am hoping is someone familiar
with this will take one look at my
screenshot and say "Oh. that's THIS
Thanks in advance.
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