Undocumented but very cool feature


Just stumbled across this one. In the "Goto Class" dialog (Ctrl-N), if you type all capital letters, IDEA will match class names whose abbreviation matches the typed letters. For instance, typing SRM will match SimpleRequestManager in my project. I consider myself a fairly expert user of IDEA, and had absolutely no clue that this was buried there.

--Dave Griffith

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Is it really undocumented? I know I've seen it discussed here a few times.
It is definitely one very cool feature of 4.5. You can even type some of the
'in between' letters to narrow it down even more.

For example
SRM will match:
ServiceRequestMock
ServiceRequestManager
SRMa will match
ServiceRequestManager

Really cool.

Vince.


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Yeah dave, you must have been asleep when those discussions were going on.

I don't know if it is documented anywhere else, but it is documented in
the Productivity Guide as "Using camel words prefixes in navigation popups".

Given all that you contribute to the user community, I think that you
can be excused for not knowing this.

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Given all that you contribute to the user community, I think that you
can be excused for not knowing this.


I'm not sure about that.. Think about how much faster he could
have done his great work if he had known about Camel Navigation :)

Vince.


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It's not in the on-line help (which I actually did sit down and read when 4.5 came out), but it is in the Productivity Guide (which I turned off as soon as it became possible to do so).

--Dave Griffith

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A lesson to be learned for us all methinks. I'm starting to think I switched off my productivity guide too early too!!

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turning off productivity guide is ok,
but one should look into Help->Productivity Guide then ;)

Interesting that I hit ctrl-w once per minute ;)

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hm, what is "once in a few moments"? ;)

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Less than a minute it seems, stop hitting it and use some other keys from
time to time :)

R


On 9/28/04 7:50 AM, in article
18640344.1096372251558.JavaMail.itn@is.intellij.net, "Michael Damberger"
<michael.damberger@t-online.de> wrote:

hm, what is "once in a few moments"? ;)


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