UI customizations

First I should say that I am not a person that takes Microsoft Word and
changes the UI until it is unrecognizable. I usually stick pretty much
with defaults.

Out of curiosity, I went to the new Customizations settings and was a
bit surprised to see how it's structured.

Is the purpose of multiple customizations to share these among team
members / computers?

It seems that it would be useful to have checkboxes to enable / disable
customizations.

Also, what is the expected effect if 1 customization removes a menu item
and another doesn't?

I guess I would like a short explanation on how this new feature works.

Thanks,
Amnon

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Hi,

Is the purpose of multiple customizations to share these among team
members / computers?


I could be shared. But i think that it is user preferences and not much more
than that. E.g. if you don't like to Cut/Copy/Paste with EditorPopup menu
but always use Refactorings there you can just drop them out - so the list
will be shorter and it will contain only your favorite actions.

It seems that it would be useful to have checkboxes to enable / disable
customizations.


Leave it empty and your application has no customizations. If you want to
switch off your customizations just for a period of time you have to create
empty customizable schema :( I think that it is not the common case.

Also, what is the expected effect if 1 customization removes a menu item
and another doesn't?


At one moment you have only one active schema - so only this one determines
yours UI. The active schema - the schema which you has set up in
Customizations Settings.

Any suggestions? Thanks.


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Thanks for the clarifications, I think I understand it better now.

I'll play with it some more and see how it goes...

Amnon

Anna Kozlova (JetBrains) wrote:

Hi,

>>Is the purpose of multiple customizations to share these among team
>>members / computers?


I could be shared. But i think that it is user preferences and not much more
than that. E.g. if you don't like to Cut/Copy/Paste with EditorPopup menu
but always use Refactorings there you can just drop them out - so the list
will be shorter and it will contain only your favorite actions.

>>It seems that it would be useful to have checkboxes to enable / disable
>>customizations.


Leave it empty and your application has no customizations. If you want to
switch off your customizations just for a period of time you have to create
empty customizable schema :( I think that it is not the common case.

>>Also, what is the expected effect if 1 customization removes a menu item
>>and another doesn't?


At one moment you have only one active schema - so only this one determines
yours UI. The active schema - the schema which you has set up in
Customizations Settings.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Any suggestions?

For consistency with other configurations, I would put the "Default" customization in as an unchangeable customization. Just like color schemes, key maps, and code styles.

Also for consistency, it should be possible to switch between configurations using "Quick Switch Scheme".

It should be possible to configure the editor tabs right-click menu, and (more importantly) the project view pop-up menu (which is horribly big).

In a perfect world, it should be possible to configure the status bar. I really don't need to have the insertion mode or the import popup flag in my face all day, particularly since I haven't changed them in years.

Other than that, the functionality looks great. It's really nice to be able to get rid of the clutter on the toolbar and the the editor menu.

--Dave Griffith

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Thanks.

For consistency with other configurations, I would put the "Default"

customization in as an unchangeable customization. Just like color schemes,
key maps, and code styles.

May be it is not a very good idea - this is another place where we have to
explain why default settings are permanent.

Also for consistency, it should be possible to switch between

configurations using "Quick Switch Scheme".

Ok. But it is over 5 Quick Switch Schemas - it becomes long :(

It should be possible to configure the editor tabs right-click menu, and

(more importantly) the project view pop-up menu (which is horribly big).

It is easy to do. But is it necessary? I mean that there are a lot of places
to customize - so when to stop.

In a perfect world, it should be possible to configure the status bar. I

really don't need to have the insertion mode or the import popup flag in my
face all day, particularly since I haven't changed them in years.

Sorry, I don't understand what exactly you want here ...

Thanks once again.


--
Anna Kozlova
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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May be it is not a very good idea - this is another
place where we have to
explain why default settings are permanent.


At least this is consistent. All customizable settings in IDEA have a permanent default, so why not do the same here?

Ok. But it is over 5 Quick Switch Schemas - it
becomes long :(


Again, at least it would be consistent. I can switch color schemes, inspection settings, etc. using the Quick Switch menu. One would expect to be able to do the same for these new customizations.

It is easy to do. But is it necessary? I mean that
there are a lot of places
to customize - so when to stop.


If I had to pick two places that need customization would be the editor popup menu and the tabs popup menu. In fact, main menu customization is a bad idea, IMHO.

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Hi,

It is easy to do. But is it necessary? I mean that
there are a lot of places
to customize - so when to stop.

>

If I had to pick two places that need customization would be the editor

popup menu and the tabs popup menu. In fact, main menu customization is a
bad idea, IMHO.

So there are already 5 places to customize ...


--
Anna Kozlova
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"



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Any suggestions? Thanks.


I'd like to have a search field in the toolbar, and Find and Find in Path buttons that directly perform the search rather than opening a popup.

Francesco

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Hi,
It is not customization. You are asking about new actions. But i can't
understand what exactly do you want from them (

Thanks.

"Francesco Bellomi" <fbellomi@libero.it> wrote in message
news:22427449.1113315623133.JavaMail.itn@is.intellij.net...
>

Any suggestions? Thanks.

>

I'd like to have a search field in the toolbar, and Find and Find in Path

buttons that directly perform the search rather than opening a popup.
>

Francesco

>


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customization of toolbar in 5766 broken.
i remvoe some buttons but they still see on toolbar.

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You may want to use a more recent EAP release, 5766 is ancient now!

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