Ugly fonts in IntelliJ IDEA on Arch Linux

Posted on Tue 11 October 2016 in tech • Tagged with intellij, arch


intellij-jdk is now marked orphaned in AUR. I therefore stopped using this package and switched to a manual install of IntelliJ IDEA. This way the bundled jdk by Jetbrains is used automatically.

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Java fonts on Linux have been ugly for a while. Especially in an IDE it's …

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Run IntelliJ IDEA 14 on OSX with Java 8

Posted on Sat 21 February 2015 in tech • Tagged with osx, intellij, java

Starting with Yosemite Apple finally stopped shipping Java 6 with OSX. It's recommended to install the latest Java version directly from Oracle. Unfortunately IntelliJ IDEA needs Java 6 (!) to start. Here is the recommended way to run IntelliJ IDEA with Java 8.

# first, install IntelliJ to /Applications
mkdir ~/Library/Preferences …

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