Look and Feel – Feel Free to Go Crazy

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 23 Comments

Apparently SQL Developer doesn’t look super awesome on some Windows high-resolution displays (Macs are apparently A-OK!) 4 and 5k monitors. But that’s OK – it’s fixed in Java 9, and that appears to work just fine with SQL Developer v17.2. But another question came up – how can I make SQL Developer look…different? There isn't an overall theme for all …

Oracle SQL Developer Look and Feels

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 8 Comments

SQL Developer is a Java Swing desktop application – surprise! We support a native operating system ‘look and feel‘ and also ship with an Oracle look and feel (LnF). The architecture of Swing is designed so that you may change the “look and feel” (L&F) of your application’s GUI (see A Swing Architecture Overview). “Look” refers to the appearance of …