How to fix default (ugly) fonts in SQL Developer on Linux
Here is a short note on how to (at least) partially fix ghastly default fonts that SQL Developer is cursed with it on Linux. After I installed the recently released SQL Developer 4.0 on my Fedora 19 workstation, I immediately increased the font size from 11 points to 14 by editing:
$ nano ~/.sqldeveloper/system188.8.131.52.80/o.sqldeveloper.184.108.40.206.80/ide.properties # To modify the font size for all look-and-feels in all locales, set # the Ide.FontSize property. For example: Ide.FontSize=14
…plus, I changed the way how Java is smoothing fonts by adding two variables in product.conf file:
$ nano ~/.sqldeveloper/4.0.0/product.conf AddVMOption -Dswing.aatext=true AddVMOption -Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=lcd
Make sure that SQL Developer is not running while editing product.conf file, because it’ll overwrite your changes at exit!
And here is, somehow prettier SQL Developer IDE: