Compare/merge as non-modal?

Any plans to make these dialogs non-modal? Often I want to view the diff
at the same time I am editing the file. As it is now, I must go to
smartcvs, hunt down the file, then do a compare from there.

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In article <bkvcaj$deb$1@is.intellij.net>,
Barry Kaplan <bkaplan@integratedtrading.com> wrote:

Any plans to make these dialogs non-modal? Often I want to view the diff
at the same time I am editing the file. As it is now, I must go to
smartcvs, hunt down the file, then do a compare from there.


IMHO, there's too much modality in IDEA. Some parts of IDEA (like the
find results) are wonderfully modeless, but too many others are modal. I
bet > 80% of the modal dialogs could be converted into tool windows or
something similar.

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Diff tool should be non-modal. There some bugs that in some particular cases
it's non-modal. You may submit a bug report if you experience this.
Merge tool is planned to be modal.

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Any plans to make these dialogs non-modal? Often I want to view the diff
at the same time I am editing the file. As it is now, I must go to
smartcvs, hunt down the file, then do a compare from there.

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