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From Geertjan Wielenga <geertjan.wiele...@googlemail.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: Trying out NB10
Date Tue, 05 Mar 2019 19:56:43 GMT
PS: Possibly/probably something to do with permissions in the folder where
you unzipped the ZIP containing NetBeans.


On Tue, 5 Mar 2019 at 22:51, Geertjan Wielenga <
geertjan.wielenga@googlemail.com> wrote:

> You claim to be “far from the noob”, yet you had to be told to refresh the
> userdir and you haven’t provided a description of your environment, e.g.,
> the JDK you’re using. What gives?
>
> Gj
>
>
> On Tue, 5 Mar 2019 at 22:38, Greenberg, Gary <ggreenbe@visa.com> wrote:
>
>> I did delete my userdir and restarted NB.
>>
>> Authentication request is now gone, but I still can’t change menu fonts.
>>
>> I tried to set it to size 12, 10 and even 5. No affect whatsoever.
>>
>> See attached screenshot.
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Geertjan Wielenga <geertjan.wielenga@googlemail.com>
>> *Sent:* Monday, March 4, 2019 8:32 PM
>> *To:* Greenberg, Gary <ggreenbe@visa.com>
>> *Cc:* NetBeans Mailing List <users@netbeans.apache.org>
>> *Subject:* Re: Trying out NB10
>>
>>
>>
>> Can you start with a fresh user directory?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> Gj
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, 5 Mar 2019 at 04:03, Greenberg, Gary <ggreenbe@visa.com> wrote:
>>
>> My previous laptop broke, so I got completely new one and trying to build
>> my development environment from scratch.
>>
>> Instead of NB8.2 which was working for me (with some glitches) for
>> several years I got the latest Netbeans 10 from netbeans.apache.org
>>
>> First start was unsuccessful. It displayed the start page and froze. Did
>> not respond to anything. I had to kill the process through the task manager.
>>
>> Second attempt was a bit better. At least it did not freeze. However, all
>> menus were displayed in huge font that occupy half of the screen.
>>
>> I went to Options->Fonts and Colors and tried to change the font from
>> size 27 to size 12. I was not able to do that as Netbeans popped me
>> “Authentication Required”
>>
>> window. No idea why it require authentication but I wasn’t able to do it.
>> I tried my login credentials or the one I used to register a while back on
>> netbeans.org but neither worked.
>>
>> Same thing happened when I tried to change some other settings. Can some
>> kind soul tell me how do I authenticate there.
>>
>> For the same reason I wasn’t able to download a single plugin. Download
>> failed due to connection problems with plugin portal. When I tried to check
>> proxy settings I got the same
>>
>> “Authentication Required”.
>>
>> So far NB10 wasn’t useful for me.
>>
>> I am far from the noob, only with Netbeans I am working for 20 years
>> (even before Sun Microsystems acquired it), but this release looks
>> half-baked to me.
>>
>> I do understand that Apache incubation will cause some disturbances, but
>> did not expect so many problems.
>>
>>

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