Productivity Hints inconsistent behaviour

Hi,

Productivity hints does not behave consistently.

It sometimes shows up and sometimes it does not in the following cases:

1) On IDEA startup while scanning the files for the last opened Project.
2) When doing a CVS update on the whole project.
3) During code inspection.

Sometimes there are no next and previous buttons on the bottom of the dialog.

Thanks,
--Venkat.

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Venkat Sonnathi wrote:

It does not show up when it has nothing to bring to your attention at the moment.
There's no Next/Prev buttons when there's only one topic to show.

Hi,

Productivity hints does not behave consistently.

It sometimes shows up and sometimes it does not in the following cases:

1) On IDEA startup while scanning the files for the last opened Project.
2) When doing a CVS update on the whole project.
3) During code inspection.

Sometimes there are no next and previous buttons on the bottom of the dialog.

Thanks,
--Venkat.



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Maxim Shafirov
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Hello Maxim,

When and how does it determine that there is nothing to bring to my attention? May be I am missing how this thing is supposed to work.

Thanks,
--Venkat.

Venkat Sonnathi wrote:

It does not show up when it has nothing to bring to your attention at
the moment. There's no Next/Prev buttons when there's only one topic
to show.

>> Hi,
>>
>> Productivity hints does not behave consistently.
>>
>> It sometimes shows up and sometimes it does not in the following
>> cases:
>>
>> 1) On IDEA startup while scanning the files for the last opened
>> Project.
>> 2) When doing a CVS update on the whole project.
>> 3) During code inspection.
>> Sometimes there are no next and previous buttons on the bottom of the
>> dialog.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> --Venkat.

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Venkat Sonnathi wrote:

When and how does it determine that there is nothing to bring to my attention? May be I am missing how this thing is supposed to work.

It records what features you've been using for some time (let say several days) and if you're not using some feature
that we suppose to be used frequently the feature becomes a candidate to be shown to you next time there's appropriate
place and time for this. As the different features have different expected usage frequency they're not shown all at the
same time.

--
Maxim Shafirov
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Hello Maxim,

That's a very very cool behavior. Sorry for the false post - I should have understood it.

Thanks,
--Venkat.

Venkat Sonnathi wrote:

>> When and how does it determine that there is nothing to bring to my
>> attention? May be I am missing how this thing is supposed to work.
>>

It records what features you've been using for some time (let say
several days) and if you're not using some feature

that we suppose to be used frequently the feature becomes a candidate
to be shown to you next time there's appropriate

place and time for this. As the different features have different
expected usage frequency they're not shown all at the

same time.


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Is there a way to disable/customise this? There are some features that I
know about (eg CTRL-SHIFT-B, CTRL-/, CTRL-SHIFT-/, ...) that I simply
don't use very often but I'm starting to feel pressured into doing so ;)


Maxim Shafirov (JetBrains) wrote:

Venkat Sonnathi wrote:

>> When and how does it determine that there is nothing to bring to my
>> attention? May be I am missing how this thing is supposed to work.


It records what features you've been using for some time (let say
several days) and if you're not using some feature that we suppose to be
used frequently the feature becomes a candidate to be shown to you next
time there's appropriate place and time for this. As the different
features have different expected usage frequency they're not shown all
at the same time.

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Chris Miller wrote:

Is there a way to disable/customise this? There are some features that I
know about (eg CTRL-SHIFT-B, CTRL-/, CTRL-SHIFT-/, ...) that I simply
don't use very often but I'm starting to feel pressured into doing so ;)



The only way that would work is to use those features at least some number of times (different for each feature) and
prod. guide will leave you alone :)

For the features you've mentioned that minimal number of usages is 3.



--
Maxim Shafirov
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Hi Maxim,
Is any chance to have access to Productivity API in 5.0 to allow plugin authors in case of using progress bar show plugin related hints?

TIA,
Dmitry

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Dmitry Kashin wrote:

Hi Maxim,
Is any chance to have access to Productivity API in 5.0 to allow plugin authors in case of using progress bar show plugin related hints?

TIA,
Dmitry


Sure. Not a problem at all.

--
Maxim Shafirov
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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