To run, say, the wmqttSample java application using the gtk look and feel for swing:
- java -Dswing.defaultlaf=com.sun.java.swing.plaf.gtk.GTKLookAndFeel -jar wmqttSample.jar
Thanks to Andy Piper.
Also, from http://seysayux.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/make-java-use-the-gtk-look-feel-on-linux/ :
First, you’ll have to locate the directory your JVM is residing in. Unless your distribution did some real weird things, it’s usually either /usr/lib/jvm/<version> or /usr/java/[<version>] . Wherever it might be located, i’ll use /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0_10/ for the examples.
Locate the file named /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0_10/lib/swing.properties. If it doesn’t exist, create it.
Put the following inside the file: