Installing PHP Storm Darcula LAF (Theme) for Netbeans IDE 8.1

Netbeans IDE is one of the very powerful open source IDEs which can be used for development with different computer languages like Java, PHP, Python, C++ etc. I use Netbeans IDE for PHP and Python development.

Although Netbeans IDE is very powerful but doesn’t provide, by default, some dark LAF and themes like Textmate’s Monokai and PHPStorm’s Dracula. If you want Dracula like LAF and for you Netbeans IDE then don’t worry and keep reading this post. It’s been here for you. You need not to leave Netbeans IDE and purchase License for PHP Storm IDE just because of the Dracula LAF and .

I like that one and installed for my Netbeans IDE and sharing with you guys. Hope you’ll like that. Just follow the following simple steps:

Download Dracula LAF for Netbeans IDE

Here I’m providing you guys the link to download the Dracula theme for your Netbeans IDE. Just download it and go to the next step.

Install Dracula LAF for Netbeans IDE

  • Open your Netbeans IDE.
  • Go to Tools->Options
  • Click Appearance tab
  • Click sub tab of Appearance
  • Click Import from the bottom of the Option window
  • Browse to the downloaded file of Dracula Theme
  • Click OK from the Select Options to Import.
  • Click Apply from the Option window
  • Restart your Netbeans IDE and follow the next step

Activating Dracula LAF

  • Go to Tools->Options
  • Click Appearance Tab in the Options window
  • Click Look and Feel
  • Click Darcula from the Preferred Look and feel
  • Restart Netbeans IDE

Now enjoy your PHP Storm Darcula  Theme on Netbeans IDE. If this post helped you and like this then please share it with your friends and colleagues. 

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