9.0.1 nits

After another week with IDEA 9.0.1, I've got some nits.  I'm comparing things to version 4.5.4 I was on previously.  Any ideas on how to resolve any of these?

  1. No structure view in project view anymore.  Having to use two windows is tedious at best.
  2. Activating tab in not in highest row of tabs moves entire row down.  Moving targets are bad.
  3. Can't have the Run/Debug conifguration auto pop up when hitting the play/debug button anymore.
  4. CVS update dialog doesn't remember settings.  I keep having to check reset sticky data!!!  Also, how does it determine what to populate the comment with?  Its certainly not the previous one.
  5. Update project no longer seems to work.  It claims all files are up to date, but if I update each directory in the project individually, they update correctly.
  6. Ctrl-Shift-N search brings up .java files, instead of just non .java files.
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Wow. The goold old 4.x times...

> 1. No structure view in project view anymore.  Having to use two windows is tedious at best.

I am using almost only the popup version (ctrl-f12), so I never missed that.
You do know that alt-f7 still shows you the structure view, right? It's in a separate toolwindow
now, but don't see any disadvantage in that.

> 3. Can't have the Run/Debug conifguration auto pop up when hitting the play/debug button anymore.

Yes, in version 9 it seems JetBrains tried to slim down the GUI somewhat. There was some discussion
about this topic, but in the end nobody could really make a good argument for showing the dialog
other than "I am used to it", so the option went for good.

4. CVS update dialog doesn't remember settings.  I keep having to check reset sticky data!!!  Also, how does it determine what to populate the comment with?  Its certainly not the previous one.

I don't even remember that this setting was once remembered ;)
Usually once you did an update with "reset sticky data" you do not need it anymore, except if you
switched to a branch, then want to switch back to the trunk.
Because that "switching back" can easily happen accidentally if the option is remembered, it is now
reset every time.

5. Update project no longer seems to work.  It claims all files are up to date, but if I update each directory in the project individually, they update correctly.

Seems to be a bug. I propose you file a Jira issue with a detailed description of your setup.
Also check the VCS roots in Settings -> Project Settings -> Version control.

6. Ctrl-Shift-N search brings up .java files, instead of just non .java files.

You can easily change that by clicking on the filter icon that is now present in the "Goto file"
dialog. This selection is remembered, so that is a one time action.

Final words: The latest 9.0.2 EAP already is a lot more stable than the 9.0.1 release.

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Thanks for the speedy reply

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Yes, in version 9 it seems JetBrains tried to slim down the GUI somewhat. There was some discussion
about this topic, but in the end nobody could really make a good argument for showing the dialog
other than "I am used to it", so the option went for good.


The main reason I use it is to specify Program parameters and sometime VM parameters.  I hardly ever change VM params, but the Program params change frequently on some projects.

5. Its hard to say if this is a bug or not.  I'm not sure what the intended behavior is.  I would expect an update project command to recurse down my directory tree and see if there are any version controlled files in them and update them.  My root project directory contains two CVS modules which don't get updated.  There is no CVS folder in the project root to let any command know there are version controlled files at a lower ( one ) level.

6.  Silly me, I never bothered to click that icon.

Can't wait for the next release!

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> 5. Its hard to say if this is a bug or not.  I'm not sure what the intended behavior is.  I would expect an update project command to recurse down my directory tree and see if
there are any version controlled files in them and update them.  My root project directory contains two CVS modules which don't get updated.  There is no CVS folder in the project
root to let any command know there are version controlled files at a lower ( one ) level.

I never worked with such a setup, but I think in that case you should really configure both directories in Settings -> Project Settings -> Version Control

On 19.03.2010 00:17, Alex Colomb wrote:

Thanks for the speedy reply

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3.

Yes, in version 9 it seems JetBrains tried to slim down the GUI somewhat. There was some discussion
> about this topic, but in the end nobody could really make a good argument for showing the dialog
> other than "I am used to it", so the option went for good.

>

The main reason I use it is to specify Program parameters and sometime VM parameters.  I hardly ever change VM params, but the Program params change frequently on some projects.

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6.  Silly me, I never bothered to click that icon.

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Can't wait for the next release!

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I never worked with such a setup, but I think in that case you should really configure both directories in Settings -> Project Settings -> Version Control



Added them, still no worky.
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colomb wrote:

  1. No structure view in project view anymore.  Having to use two windows is tedious at best.

In IntelliJ IDEA 9 it is possible to display two tool windows on the same side simultaneously. Therefore there was no need anymore to have a structure button on the project pane.

Invoke the "Split mode" option in the context menu of the structure button to enable a similar view as 4.5.4's structure view in the project view.

Bas

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> 3. Can't have the Run/Debug conifguration auto pop up when hitting the play/debug button anymore.

As an alternative, you can use the new run/debug popup menu. Hit Alt-Shift-F9 (Debug) or Alt-Shift-F10 to bring up the menu. To edit a configuration, select it (your last run item will be selected by default) and hit F4 - the standard "Go to Source" shortcut (note that this shortcut is shown at the bottom of the popup menu). Alternatively, you can open the additional menu to the right of the selected configuration and select "edit". You can than edit your configuration and run/debug it via the run/debug button, which is the default button.

It does add an extra keystroke (F4) as compared to older versions of IDEA. But it is workable.

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Thanks for all the help gentlemen.

Invoke the "Split mode" option in the context menu of the structure button to enable a similar view as 4.5.4's structure view in the project view.



Ahh, it has to be docked to get the split mode contextual option to show up.  Also, it appears I need both windows to be pinned.  Note to developers, it may make sense to have the option greyed out if it isn't available in that context....or would that not make it contextual.....  Now this works, but it was nice to have that as a separate windows.  I like having a monitor dedicated to the editor and another dedicated to other views/windows relating to the code.  I guess this is a good excuse for larger widescreen monitors.

It does add an extra keystroke (F4) as compared to older versions of IDEA. But it is workable.



Thats certainly workable.
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