Should All Windows in NetBeans Have Configurable Colors?
By Geertjan-Oracle on Feb 27, 2012
In the IDE, a cool feature is that you can change the Font & Color profile to "Norway Today" (shown below) or "City Lights", both of which result in your code editor having a dark background with fonts rendered in different colors to the standard black:
However, as NetBeans user Paul Cinnamond writes in an e-mail I received yesterday: "Put yourself in the shoes of someone that changed the editor background color and then realized they need to change the other window colors in order to make NetBeans usable. As a user, I would hope there is at least a way to set a default background and foreground color for all windows. Something similar to the default colors in the editor window."
In the related issue, which is this one:
...the reporter writes: "People who prefer light-on-dark text (to lower eye-strain) cannot customize the IDE to their liking. At a minimum, one should be able to change the background/foreground colors of all main windows in the system."
What do you think, whoever you are, reading this? I believe this issue relates to accessibility, people with low vision or eye strain appear to prefer lower colors throughout their IDE experience. Your feedback here or in the issue is welcome.