Enhancements of the NetBeans Output view
By Petr Dvorak on Jun 17, 2009
... or rather "Finally, a font size can be configured for Output view"?
Today, I was sitting in my office with Tomas Holy, a dev guy who was responsible for the Output view (the view where build output is written, for example). We were chatting for a while as we needed to relax a bit after the hard labor we do.
I suddenly recalled a very commonly heard RFE's:
"Thomas, you know what you should implement? Settings for the font size in the Output view..."
Tomas's reply was plain as usual - with his traditionally bored voice he said:
"Yeah, it is already there..."
He was right, it really showed up in NetBeans 6.7... Those are great news for many people (especially for teachers/professors who use NB IDE at their lessons).
So currently, you can right-click the output window a do quite a lot of cool stuff, such as:
- Resize the font (Ctrl+MouseWheel works as well)
- Change a font ("wrapping mode" must be disabled)
- Set a filter for the output lines (so that only lines matching a regexp can be shown, for example)
Furthermore, Tomas told me he did some rather major enhancements regarding the search functionality (in the Output window), therefore the search should be much faster and should be more memory efficient. I bet everyone has noticed better coloring of the text output...
I hope you will be happy of this enhancement as much as I am!