gtk and java

13 Jul 2010

One of the main reasons I don’t like java is how their applications looks, whenever I open a java program I’ve the sensation I’ve gone back to the past 10-15 years. Nevertheless some of those applications can be forced to use gtk when available:

export _JAVA_OPTIONS="-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on"

It can also be permanently set by copying it to ~/.bashrc or your favorite shell configuration file.