IntelliJ and other tools based on it, like Android Studio, look terrible on Ubuntu 14.04 with OpenJDK 7. The font rendering in the UI is terribly aliased and is a pain on the eyes. This is surprising since Eclipse renders beautifully using the same JDK and Ubuntu system.
Eclipse uses GTK for its GUI while IntelliJ and Android Studio use Swing. Thankfully, this situation can be fixed.
Replace the OpenJDK with a version in which font rendering has been fixed:
I was following a tutorial to learn using Android Studio. I connected my Android device which has USB Debugging enabled. After creating a new project, I tried to Run it. In the Device Chooser window, I could see my device listed. However, in the Compatible column, it was shown as incompatible and the message below read “The selected device is incompatible”. This was even though the minimum SDK version was lower than the SDK/OS of my device.
Add new UDEV rules for your device. You will need to look up the Vendor ID of your phone and create the /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules file.
Reconnect the device and it will prompt to accept a RSA key from the computer. Accept it.
Check if the device is listed using the adb tool:
$ ~/Android/Sdk/platform-tools/adb devices
Now try to Run the app on the device. In the Device Chooser window, you should be able to see the full device name, compared to the codename which was shown earlier. This is a clue that everything is working. Your app should appear on your device in a few moments!
Tried with: Android Studio 1.4, Moto G2 XT1068 and Ubuntu 14.04