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jEdit with jGoodies

Quick notes on configuring jEdit to use jGoodies looks

Probably, not much useful; but I like JGoodies look much better than most other skins. Here is my notes on how I got this to work on WindowsXP.

  1. If you don’t have jEdit yet, download it and install it from
  2. Now download jGoodies looks R1.2.2 and extract looks-1.2.2.jar to your PC somewhere.
  3. Create a jgoodiesLF.bsh in the startup directory under jEdit installation folder. The file should look like:
    // Set JGoodies look
    //Uncomment next line and modify it if you want to use custom themes provided by
    //JGoodies -- see the API documentation for available themes.
    //com.jgoodies.plaf.plastic.PlasticXPLookAndFeel.setMyCurrentTheme(new com.jgoodies.plaf.plastic.theme.SkyBluer());
    try {
    UIManager.setLookAndFeel(new com.jgoodies.plaf.plastic.PlasticXPLookAndFeel());
    If this doesn’t work, try removing the try{} around the UIManager line.
  4. Create a Window’s shortcut that looks like this:
    PATH\TO\JRE\javaw.exe -Xbootclasspath/a:PATH\TO\EXTRACTED\looks-1.2.2.jar -jar "JEDIT\INSTALLATION\PATH\jedit.jar"
  5. Double click on the shortcut to start jEdit. Here’s a screenshot.