Customizing appearance of disabled menus and menu items
My app is using the system look and feel, but disabled menu items don't look like they do in native apps... or in Eclipse, for that matter. Instead of being gray, they actually look bolder. Closer inspection reveals that they're being displayed in white text (the same as enabled items) with a white "drop shadow" slightly offset.
How can I make them gray? I'm looking at UIManager.getLookAndFeel() and UIManager.getLookAndFeelDefaults(), but I don't know where to go from there.
Edit: when I use the default Java look and feel, enabled text is black, and disabled text is gray as expected. But then my app looks ugly. :P