Installing a Look & Feel

It's possible to use an alternative Look & Feel apart from the default built-in available in the Java runtime.

To use an alternative Look & Feel, download the necessary JAR file(s). The JAR file(s) can be saved in any directory.

To register and activate the Look & Feel, go to Tools > Options > Look and Feel.

When creating a new Look & Feel, you need to select the downloaded JAR file(s). Once you have selected the JAR file(s), you can select the class that provides the Look & Feel.

Compatible Look & Feels

The following Look & Feels are compatible with SQL Workbench/J.

When using a "dark" Look & Feel, you need to change the background color of the editor and the message area manually. Those two colors are not influenced by the colors defined by the Look & Feel.