Spot the Difference!

There's one difference between these two screenshots... what is it? Whoever gets the right answer first will get a postcard from Prague, signed by me as well as anyone else walking round the office at the time of my sending it! If you know the answer, or think you know, just leave your answer as a comment at the end of this blog entry.

(People who are in Prague, who know the answer, are not allowed to enter -- especially you, Roumen!) Good luck to all the others...


The first one has X at the left top corner of Projects tab. Send your postcard to my email :-)

Posted by sitchai on July 27, 2005 at 10:07 PM PDT #

Well done Sitchai! Do you -- or anyone else -- have any idea what I did to hide the X (which is used to close the window but which you can exclude if you don't want to give users that option)?

Posted by Geertjan on July 28, 2005 at 02:03 AM PDT #

By running NetBeans with: Do I get a postcard as well? :-D

Posted by Michael Nascimento Santos on July 28, 2005 at 03:27 AM PDT #

Yes, both you and Sitchai will get a postcard, if you send me your address! (Actually, the postcards are very nice -- they're about 30cm in length and each shows a different panorama view of Prague -- the old town square, or the castle, or the Charles Bridge, or other typical Prague landmarks. And each postcard is signed by a LOT of people here at the Prague office -- and still more will be added in the coming days.) So, Sitchai and Michael, send your complete postal address to my e-mail,, and you will get one of these very special postcards!

Posted by Geertjan on July 28, 2005 at 05:36 PM PDT #

I think that there is a couple more diffirences. The scroll arrows are slightly out, the bottom scroll bar ends at a slightly diffitent place, there is some slight colour diffirences on the right hand side and the second image is one pixel offset to the left! john Note: How amazing is the Gimp?

Posted by John on July 28, 2005 at 10:25 PM PDT #

Nice try. You don't get a postcard though. :-) By the way, what kind of cutting edge high technology devices did you use to come up with those barely-existent differences?

Posted by Geertjan on July 28, 2005 at 10:28 PM PDT #

Thanks for your addresses, Sittichai from Bangkok and Michael from Sao Paulo! Your postcards will be on the way to you by the end of the week!

Posted by Geertjan on August 02, 2005 at 12:03 AM PDT #

Just the Gimp, brief overview can be found here:

Posted by john on August 04, 2005 at 07:28 AM PDT #

Actually it is now -J-Dnb.tabs.suppressCloseButton=true at least for editor tabs; but it doesn't work all that well for me. YMMV.

Posted by Jesse Glick on August 05, 2005 at 02:58 AM PDT #

Geez, you're right. I just tested it again. It works fine for me (two seconds ago, in 4.1). By the way, Sittichai and Michael, I sent your postcards today... so, depending on the Czech postal service (and the Thai and Brazilian postal services too) you should get them in the not too distant future...

Posted by Geertjan on August 05, 2005 at 03:12 AM PDT #


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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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