Any way to get rid of 'excluded from compilation' bar?

Demetra #5231 introduced a feature that annoys me greatly.
That 'excluded from compilation' stripe poping up at the top of the editor window and disappearing on every edit causes text jump up and down all the time. :(
You should either make it more 'stable' - show immediately when file is opened and do not hide when it's edited and saved or make its appearing do not shift the text on the screen or remove it completely (isn't a cross on the icon not enough?).

And while you're polishing this feature is there any way I can turn it off now?

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Dmitry Cherniachenko wrote:

Demetra #5231 introduced a feature that annoys me greatly. That
'excluded from compilation' stripe poping up at the top of the editor
window and disappearing on every edit causes text jump up and down
all the time. :( You should either make it more 'stable' - show
immediately when file is opened and do not hide when it's edited and
saved or make its appearing do not shift the text on the screen or
remove it completely (isn't a cross on the icon not enough?).


I think it's not enough. Many times I've thrashed around looking for why
something doesn't work, only to notice that cross and realize the file
was excluded.

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Keith Lea wrote:

Dmitry Cherniachenko wrote:

>> Demetra #5231 introduced a feature that annoys me greatly. That
>> 'excluded from compilation' stripe poping up at the top of the editor
>> window and disappearing on every edit causes text jump up and down
>> all the time. :( You should either make it more 'stable' - show
>> immediately when file is opened and do not hide when it's edited and
>> saved or make its appearing do not shift the text on the screen or
>> remove it completely (isn't a cross on the icon not enough?).


I think it's not enough. Many times I've thrashed around looking for why
something doesn't work, only to notice that cross and realize the file
was excluded.


There is an option in "IDE Settings" -> "Colors & Fonts" -> "General" to set the "Background
in readonly files".

If there was also one for "Background in files excluded from compilation", that would be a
less intrusive way to display this information.

I would also like to see an option to set the foreground color/effects for the file names
(displayed in the project pane and in the tabs) of read-only and excluded files under the
"File Status" tab on that configuration page.

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Agreed. This one definitely needs a Settings checkbox

--Dave Griffith

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Dave Griffith wrote:

Agreed. This one definitely needs a Settings checkbox

--Dave Griffith


I haven't seen the bar yet, but settings is insanely huge and I think no
new settings should ever be added again, at least for 3 major releases
(so, in IDEA 9.0 it would be okay to start again).

I think a great move for 6.0 would be to cut the settings down to 1/4
their current size. Many settings are very context-specific and have no
place in a general settings box, like "Show buttons for disabled tool
windows", Editor->Behavior->Paste, Completion->Parameter Info, Debugger.
The list could go on for pages.

Also speaking of configuration, wouldn't it be awesome if instead of
that gigantic Code Style settings page, there was just a big sample java
file that you could edit, to tell IDEA what code style you like?
Intentions could handle binary choices like "use single class import."

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Love the idea of editing Java code sample to specify wanted code style!
IDEA could use its superb intelligence to process it back to boolean and numeric values for the formatting rules internally.

And returning to the topic personally I don't think the option is really necessary. I like the feature (and would like ability to specify editor background as suggested above even more). The only thing is actually necessary to do is to prevent text jumping. Either by adjusting scrollbar value as stripe (dis)appears or by making it not show-and-hide all the time.
By the way, I think it would be a bit better to use center alignment for the warning message.

--
Dmitry

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And there should be a possibility (in context menu or whatever) to
remove the file from the exclusion list.

Dmitry Cherniachenko wrote:

Love the idea of editing Java code sample to specify wanted code style!
IDEA could use its superb intelligence to process it back to boolean and numeric values for the formatting rules internally.

And returning to the topic personally I don't think the option is really necessary. I like the feature (and would like ability to specify editor background as suggested above even more). The only thing is actually necessary to do is to prevent text jumping. Either by adjusting scrollbar value as stripe (dis)appears or by making it not show-and-hide all the time.
By the way, I think it would be a bit better to use center alignment for the warning message.

--
Dmitry


--
Martin Fuhrer
Fuhrer Engineering AG
http://www.fuhrer.com

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The new bar == Yuk :(
1) Takes up one of my most precious resources, vertical screen space
2) Icon is the same as for an intention but I can't click it
3) Colour is the same as for an inspection warning but there's nothing to do
4) I've only seen it pop up when I have a file which has been excluded
from the compile and then I have the same information just above it in
the tab! Does it have another purpose?

OK the little cross is pretty subtle but this is a bad solution. I like
the idea of changing the background of an excluded file.
R

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Hello Robert,

RG> The new bar == Yuk :(
RG> 1) Takes up one of my most precious resources, vertical screen space
RG> 2) Icon is the same as for an intention but I can't click it
RG> 3) Colour is the same as for an inspection warning but there's
RG> nothing to do
RG> 4) I've only seen it pop up when I have a file which has been excluded
RG> from the compile and then I have the same information just above it in
RG> the tab! Does it have another purpose?

Please note two things:
- The UI feature is currently unfinished, and should be considered work in
progress.
- The "excluded from compilation" reporting is not the main goal of the bar,
but rather a very simple example for its testing. Interesting stuff will
come later.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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Hint: you can save a bit more of precious vertical space by moving all the bottom buttons (e.g. TODO) to the left/right sidebar (and make those windows floating to restore their original positions?)

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Users concerned with screenspace have removed all of the toolbar window buttons long ago. They're worth keeping around for new users, but just add clutter for experienced users.

--Dave Griffith

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This was not the case for me. :)
So moving tool buttons around was pretty convenient option (e.g. I do not see any reason to have both left-side and right-side toolbars).

However, I would love to be able to hide particular tool buttons. E.g. Commander is of no use for me.

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