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Bug 35549 - Allow the user to select the LookAndFeel
Summary: Allow the user to select the LookAndFeel
Alias: None
Product: contrib
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@contrib
Depends on:
Blocks: 35548
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Reported: 2003-08-21 10:35 UTC by mvinar
Modified: 2013-06-17 16:49 UTC (History)
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Description mvinar 2003-08-21 10:35:59 UTC
User problem:
The user cannot choose the preferred Look and
Feel, and Theme.

User need:
Many users like the ability to choose the user
interface style based on their preferences -
includes style and color schemes.

Product requirement:
Allow the user to select the LookAndFeel to use to
run the IDE, including Theme if the LookAndFeel
supports them. Requiring restart of the IDE to
change the LookAndFeel is not a problem, as this
is not a frequent operation, and implementation of
runtime LookAndFeel change is non-trivial and
Comment 1 _ tboudreau 2003-08-24 01:14:18 UTC
Hack factor: 0
Difficulty: 1

Petr Nejedly has a working PlafSwitcher module.

Note it may be necessary to require a restart.  Not all
issues (listener ordering) are handlable simply by swapping
look and feel.  Should work most of the time, but could cause
unpredictable failures w/o restart.
Comment 2 _ tboudreau 2004-09-02 08:29:57 UTC
plafswitcher -> pnejedly
Comment 3 markiewb 2013-06-17 16:49:16 UTC
Since 7.4 there is a L&F switcher in Options|Misc|Window. 

Resolve as worksforme