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Netbeans look and feel

Netbeans looks awkward on linux. Improved support for gtk is on the way with version 6 on Java 6. But the default theme on linux (gtk) takes a lot of space away from the working area.
I prefer the more compact metal swing theme, which can be enable by adding the following arguments at startup or added to the list of startup options (Netbeans_default_options) defined in etc/netbeans.conf .

gtk theme:
–laf com.sun.java.swing.plaf.gtk.GTKLookAndFeel
Swing metal theme:
–laf javax.swing.plaf.metal.MetalLookAndFeel -J-Dswing.metalTheme=steel
or
–laf javax.swing.plaf.metal.MetalLookAndFeel -J-Dswing.metalTheme=ocean tumblr.com

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