Making Eclipse more like IntelliJ IDEA

I really like both Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA. But at work I had to use Eclipse and for my personal coding I prefer IntelliJ IDEA.

The main pain point here is remembering keyboard shortcuts. I didn’t wanted to remember different keystrokes for same functionality in Eclipse and IDEA.

There are some features from IDEA which are not supported by Eclipse out of box. But now-a-days, the gap is closing/widening depending upon which release you use.

So here I provide instructions on how to make Eclipse as much close like IDEA from usage perspective.

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Successful Installation of Snow Leopard on Dell D630

(Disclaimer: The following instructions/attachments potentially violates Apple’s End User License Agreement for Mac OS X. Please ensure you own a copy of Mac OS X Snow Leopard if you wish to follow the procedure.)

Thanks mialemat for excellent guide.

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Microsoft Pulled KoL’s VistaXP Theme

Francisco Javier Ocasio Gotay (aka KoL) is one of the best and well-known artists in the theming community and has been for years. 5 months ago he released the first version of his VistaXP theme which mimicked the look of Vista/Longhorn on Windows XP. On Monday he received a legal request to remove the theme from all sites, which he has now done.

The theme was originally released on 17th July 2005 and is arguably the best Vista port to date. The thread here at Neowin generated more than a 1000 comments and had nearly 300,000 visitors. It has taken the company nearly 5 months to contact KoL to ask him to remove the theme. Third party law firm, Seed IP contacted KoL 2 days ago. [source: neowin]

So let’s get the legal bit out of the way. KoL’s theme did contain Microsoft UI artwork, fonts and images that are subject to copyright, trademark, etc and as such Microsoft have every right to request that the them be removed. However, theming communities such as Neowin, WinCustomize, ThemeXP and deviantART are rife with ports of Microsoft’s Vista style to the Windows XP platform either as an MS Style or to the popular WindowsBlinds package by StarDock. Most, if not all, of these Vista themes draw from the same resources that KoL did to produce their themes. So, it would seem that KoL’s theme received attention from Microsoft because of it’s popularity.

So, a themer got busted by Microsoft for using copyright material, so what? Apple have been doing it for years. What’s the problem? Well I think Microsoft are going about it all wrong. Back when Windows XP was released it support themes and Visual Styles, but it only supported 3: Luna, Silver and Olive. Since then Microsoft have only released one extra official theme: Royale. To this day Windows XP does not directly support the addition of user-created visual styles, it requires a hacked uxtheme.dll or an application such as StyleXP or WindowsBlinds.

Here is a link to download this theme.

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The Skinning Primer

Stardock’s Brad Wardell has gone through nearly every major Windows customization program to put together a comprehensive guide to how to customize your Windows PC.

Outside computers, people customize nearly everything about their lives to match their own needs and tastes. Yet computers, particularly Windows desktops, are amazingly uniform despite the fact people spend long hours in front of them.

Microsoft has traditionally limited the amount of customization options that come with Windows in order to keep support reasonable and ensure a Windows brand, but they have also encouraged users and developers who want to customize Windows to look for solutions to meet their needs. This guide will help guide you through those different solutions.



Icons for KDE 4

Oxygen is the new icon theme being created for KDE4. Oxygen aims to bring a modern, cool and very usable and consistent icon theme, in SVG format.



LOVE.theme – Windows themes

If you’re interested in clean / minimalistic Windows themes for your computer, check the following site which hosts a handful of sexy Luna replacements.

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Crystal XP Shell Pack

2day I had tried Crystal XP Shell Pack. I had downloaded it a long time back but tried it 2day.Well I am impressed.. its damm good.

Crystal XP Shell Pack is a complete custom shell pack for all Windows XP.
It consists of modified icons and a new themed appearance for Windows XP. After installing this shell pack, your computer will look like these screenshots.

There is a matching Firefox theme

Firefox theme

For matching Winrar

You can download this theme from here [link] (It’s the sixth theme down the page)