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Find Netbeans.conf

The first thing we need to do is find the netbeans.conf file.

Netbeans 8.x And Below

  • Linux users:
    • /usr/local/netbeans-8.1/etc/netbeans.conf
    • $HOME/netbeans-8.x.x/etc/netbeans.conf.
  • Windows users
    • C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Roaming\NetBeans\8.2\config\Editors\Preferences.

Netbeans 10

With Netbeans 10 you extract a downloaded zip. The file will be within the extracted folder at etc/netbeans.conf.

Edit The Content

Once we have found and opened the configuration file, replace the line with netbeans_default_options with the following:

--laf Windows

Increase Line Spacing

Use the following script to open the relevant configuration file in your editor. Version could also be 8.0.1 or 8.0.2 etc.

editor ~/.netbeans/$VERSION/config/Editors/Preferences/org-netbeans-modules-editor-settings-CustomPreferences.xml

Add the following entry, changing 1.4 to whatever line spacing you want.

<entry javaType="java.lang.Float" name="line-height-correction" xml:space="preserve">  


Last updated: 30th June 2021
First published: 16th August 2018