NetBeans in Fullscreen

Recently I was working on a Swing application that requires fullscreen (FS) support. I experimented with both JDK 5 and JDK 6. Unfortunately for me JDK 5 does not have support FS for the Linux distro that I'm using; I have better luck with JDK 6.

After learning a thing or two about Java's fullscreen support I thought I would try to add FS to NetBeans as a module. After some hacking here is my effort:

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You can get the NBM here. The source is available here. Note that the NBM is compiled with JDK 6 build 103. So if you are trying this module, NetBeans have to be running in JDK 6.



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Comments:

Of course fullscreen is already available in netbeans 6, since milestone 2 or 3 I think. I presume you must be using a version of 5.5? One thing that I don't like about java's fullscreen support is that it is very temporamental in linux, sometimes the window manager borders are removed but the window is not taking the whole of the screen, so you can still see some things around it!, which obviously detracts from the whole point of using FullScreen! Adding a button to Netbeans 6 so that is is accessible from the toolbars would be cool, the short-cut is Shift-Alt-Enter.

Posted by Matt on October 30, 2006 at 02:00 PM SGT #

Correct. This extension is for NB 5.5. It has a button on the toolbar for you to go fullscreen or windowed. If you are using a multiheaded system, it will also allow you to select which screen you want NB to go fullscreen. I've also found fullscreen to be more of a novelty than anything else.

Posted by chuk on November 02, 2006 at 03:53 AM SGT #

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