Windows 11: rounded popup borders
On Windows 11, popups now use native Windows 11 rounded borders and drop
shadows, which gives them a beautiful look:
Table: header hover and pressed feedback
Columns in table header now show hover and pressed feedback:
New light and dark themes that use macOS colors and look similar to native macOS controls:
into JARs (available on Maven Central) and provide an easy way to use them with FlatLaf.
JTree components now support rounded selection.
This is currently used only in macOS themes for menus and combo boxes, but may be used in standard themes as well in the future.
Feel free to use it in own themes to give your application a special look. See PRs for instructions.
Rounded outlined icons
JTree got new modern rounded outlined icons:
We're pleased to announce the immediate availability of JFormDesigner 8, now
with integrated FlatLaf look and feel, dark mode for Stand-alone and
Eclipse plug-in editions, and Properties view improvements.
See What's New in JFormDesigner 8 for
the significant or more interesting changes or have a look at the
change log for a complete list of changes.
Download JFormDesigner 8
Customer information: JFormDesigner 8 is free of charge
for existing customers if the "Free updates until" date of your license key is
2022-01-01 or later.
If not, then you can order upgrades here.
This release brings some usability improvements to the window title bar used in FlatLaf window decorations.
This affects only Windows 10/11.
There are now additional areas at top of embedded menu bar to resize the window. This makes it easier to resize small frames with lot of menus.
Minimum window title width for moving window
The window title now has a minimum width, which avoids that it is completely hidden in small frames with menus. The window title is important because it is needed to move the window. Without any window title, you can move the window only via the small area around the window icon.
Buttons shrink if space is rare
The width of iconify/maximize/close buttons is reduced if space is rare, to give more space to embedded menu bar and title.
Show app icon beside title
There is a new option to show window icon beside window title, if menu bar is embedded or title is centered.
macOS improvements in FlatLaf Demo
The FlatLaf Demo now demonstrates how to use the "full window content" feature on macOS to extend the content into the window title bar:
This is the old FlatLaf Demo without "full window content":
And here is a guide to use this in own applications.
File chooser shortcuts panel
This release adds a shortcuts panel to the left side of all file choosers (class
On Windows, the content of the shortcuts panel is the same as in the Java Windows L&F.
On macOS and Linux the shortcuts panel is empty and hidden.
However you can customize the content. See PR #522