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Blog Archive for herkules during September 2005

Surprise, surprise! L&Fs today don't just look nice. Some add new features to the GUI: When I started the daily build of NetBeans with my preferred configuration I noticed a small new button in the menubar. I tried it out. It allows to find and activate any menu item that contains a certain text. For each menuitem a small button with a descriptive tooltip is added. Pushing it drops down the...
Having JTabbedPanes with many tabs can be awkward concerning keyboard usage. Per-tab mnemonics are not really an option because they really limit the number of available mnemonics for the tabs own valuable content! Facing this problem, I created the TabSwitcher utility applicable to any JTabbedPane: new TabSwitcher(tabbedpane, KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(KeyEvent.VK_T, KeyEvent.ALT_DOWN_MASK));...