Suggestion: Enhance visual difference between breakpoint that works and doesn't work

When using the debugger, at least with Android programming, you can set breakpoints, and they are marked with a circular graphic in the left margin. If you look closely, you can see a check mark or an X in the graphic, indicating that the breakpoint will work or won't work.

I realize now, of course, that it was my mistake not having noticed the check mark vs. X part of the graphic. But I actually spent over an hour trying to figure out why a certain asynchronous method was not getting invoked by Android, when in fact it was getting invoked, and my problem was that I'd placed my breakpoint on a declarative statement instead of an executable statement.

I'm pretty sure that in Visual Studio they provide a much more obvious visual clue when you mistakenly place a breakpoint on a line where the breakpoint won't work.

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I recommend you open a feature request at https://youtrack.jetbrains.com Feature requests made in the forums have very little chance of getting implemented as they just get lost. JetBrains reviews the bug tracker reports when deciding what to work on.

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Thanks. I've now created a "feature request": https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-135645

I can see now that there is a similar request from back in 2010! https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-56809

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