new highlight usages

As we draw to the close of Aurora, I would like to again raise the issue of the new
Highlight Usages in File behavior. While this behavior is understandable when it is
explained, it is far from intuitive (especially to users of IDEA 3.0), and is the worst
violation of UI principles (consistency) in IDEA, in my opinion. Alternatives have been proposed,
including:
http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=15895


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Erb

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"Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer.
There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris."
- Larry Wall
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OK, I guess I'm alone.

Erb wrote:

As we draw to the close of Aurora, I would like to again raise the issue
of the new
Highlight Usages in File behavior. While this behavior is
understandable when it is
explained, it is far from intuitive (especially to users of IDEA 3.0),
and is the worst
violation of UI principles (consistency) in IDEA, in my opinion.
Alternatives have been proposed,
including:
http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=15895


--

Erb

==============================================================
"Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer.
There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris."
- Larry Wall
==============================================================

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OK, I guess I'm alone.


well, it still got 101 votes

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OK, I guess I'm alone.


Yes, indeed. :)

I'm using "highlight usages in file" very often and I'm very happy about it. The only thing which could be changed is that the two modes of this feature are placed on two different shortcuts, possibly by reusing CTRLF7. I never used CTRLF7 again since the other one is implemented.

But don't take me wrong: you're request for adding the highlight feature to the normal find dialog seems very useful to me, but it is not a replacement for CTRLSHIFTF7.

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My complaint was not about highlight usages itself, but about the 2 modes, exactly as you mention.
It used to be 2 shortcuts.

Martin Fuhrer wrote:

>>OK, I guess I'm alone.


Yes, indeed. :)

I'm using "highlight usages in file" very often and I'm very happy about it. The only thing which could be changed is that the two modes of this feature are placed on two different shortcuts, possibly by reusing CTRLF7. I never used CTRLF7 again since the other one is implemented.

But don't take me wrong: you're request for adding the highlight feature to the normal find dialog seems very useful to me, but it is not a replacement for CTRLSHIFTF7.


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Erb

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"Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer.
There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris."
- Larry Wall
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This feature CTRLSHIFTF7 is really great, the only suggestion I have, is to use different colors when CTRLSHIFTF7 is used repeatedly for different patterns in the same matter as google does when highlighting is on.

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Vladimir Goncharov wrote:

>the only suggestion I have, is to use different colors when CTRLSHIFTF7 is used repeatedly for different patterns in the same matter as google does when highlighting is on.

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There is a request somewhere, but I could'nt find it.
I agree it would be most useful.

Alain

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