Quicklist: How is it supposed to work?

I just found the Quicklists feature. I created a sample list with three items (from the scala plugin), called it "Scala" and wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut.

I took a while until I noticed that I first had to copy an existing keyboard shortcut profile to be able to assign shortcuts to the quicklist. (Not very user friendly).

I assigned "ctrl+," to the new quicklist. Pressing "Ctrl+," in the main window just shows a grey box with the quicklist's name in it, nothing else. I was able to type, but this just showed the typed characters.

So, how do quicklists work?

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Check out my blog entry on this topic:

http://tedyoung.blogsome.com/2008/02/21/intellij-idea-tip-quick-lists/

;ted

"wallaby.pouch" <no_reply@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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>I just found the Quicklists feature. I created a sample list with three
>items (from the scala plugin), called it "Scala" and wanted to assign a
>keyboard shortcut.
>

I took a while until I noticed that I first had to copy an existing
keyboard shortcut profile to be able to assign shortcuts to the quicklist.
(Not very user friendly).

>

I assigned "ctrl," to the new quicklist. Pressing "Ctrl," in the main
window just shows a grey box with the quicklist's name in it, nothing
else. I was able to type, but this just showed the typed characters.

>

So, how do quicklists work?

>

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It turned out that quicklist items which belong to plugins and are not available in the context are not shown in the quicklist. If no items are available this looks strange, though.
Maybe "No items available" or something similair could be shown. Does that make sense?

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