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Nope, never used it...kind of over-redundant methinks.

-JM

Dmitry Peshehonov wrote:

Does anyone use View | Editor List...?
BTW, it may be implemented as plugin.

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I never do. Even if I have the file open I use <ctrl-n>

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Nope, the nearest that I come to it is using the TabSwitch plugin.

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BTW, it may be implemented as plugin.

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Well, I would move it to Menu.Window, where it belongs.

BTW, my Menu.Window, is over-crowded by 18 panel names, from 'Message'
to 'SimpleUML'.
I would rather see those names in one sub-menu, on the top of the Window
menu.

Alain

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Does anyone use View | Editor List...?


I don't remember ever using it. The only thing it shows full path names. It could be handy when you have several open files with the same file name. But it doesn't happen often and there are other ways (not ideal though) to find the file (simply going to each file or Ctrl-N/Ctrl-Shift-N). See also http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=11963


Timur

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Never.

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Timur Zambalayev wrote:

>The only thing it shows full path names. It could be handy when you have several open files with the same file name.
>
I think it would be more usable if the files were sorted
- 1? by type, then
- 2? by name, then
- 3? by first sub-directory from the right, then
- 4? by second sub-directory from the right, then
- etc...

and if it would filter file names on keyboard entries

When you have 10-15 editor panels open, that could be useful to help you
jump faster where you want to go.


Alain

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No. Using Ctrl-E (Recent Files) all the time.

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Never knew, that it were there, so you can remove it -- if you
implement (or ship with) the tab-switch plugin.

Tom

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Constantly. I couldn't survive without it!!! This has to be one of the most important and best features in IDEA. I would be completely, and utterly lost without this. I probably would not even bother to purchase future versions of IDEA if this was missing.


Okay...I'm lying, big time. :)

Never used it, and likely never will, especially since it is in the same order as the tabs.

I just use the tabs and tab-switch plugin(a big thanks to the creator of that).

If I get really lost, I just use the project view and pick the file there(to bad it resets the cursor and scroll if the file is already open). :)

The only reason I could see this being useful is if someone had their tabs in single row, a lot of open files, and didn't want to spend time scrolling back and forth. Though, this could be helped if there was a button on the frame that switched between single and multi-row tabs. :)

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I never knew about ]]>-E, that is very cool!

i think the instead of "develop with pleasure" it should be idea the ide that keeps on giving :-D

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"charles decroes" <spam@decroes.com> wrote in message
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I never knew about <ctrl>-E, that is very cool!


That's the only way I navigate through files. The tabs don't really work for
me since I am often working on more than 5 classes at a time, but I can only
see 5 tabs at a time.

i think the instead of "develop with pleasure" it should be idea the ide
that keeps on giving :-D


Or "the IDE that keeps things hidden" :-P




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i didnt know about it either. What algorithm determines the item order in when you press CTRL-E?

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Never used that thing. What is it for? :)

"Alain Ravet" <alain.ravet.list@wanadoo.be> wrote in message
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Timur Zambalayev wrote:

>

>The only thing it shows full path names. It could be handy when you have

several open files with the same file name.

Or, full pathnames. That is handy, I have a lot of classes with the same
name but in different packages.

I think it would be more usable if the files were sorted
- 1? by type, then
- 2? by name, then
- 3? by first sub-directory from the right, then
- 4? by second sub-directory from the right, then
- etc...


This leads me to a different idea: "currently open project". Because
actually all that you described is basically a project structure, but
containing only opened files. So, I would suggest to add a button (and a key
combination and a menu access) to the Project panel, which would read
something: "Show opened files"/"Show all project". After this Editor List
can be thrown away :)

Michael J.


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What's that? :)

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"Dmitry Peshehonov" <dyoma@intellij.com> wrote in message
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Does anyone use View | Editor List...?
BTW, it may be implemented as plugin.

>

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>

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>
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Michael Jouravlev wrote:

>>>The only thing it shows full path names. It could be handy when you
>>>have several open files with the same file name.
>>>
>Or, full pathnames. That is handy, I have a lot of classes with the same
>name but in different packages.
>

That's why I suggested auto-filtering, and sorting on the directories
names from right to left.

Alain

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Trevor wrote:

i didnt know about it either. What algorithm determines the item order in when you press CTRL-E?


The most recently changed files are on the top of the list.
BTW speed search is also work in Ctrl+E dialog.

Regards,
Vladimir Kondratyev
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Dmitry Peshehonov wrote:

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BTW, it may be implemented as plugin.

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I never use this feature.

Vladimir Kondratyev
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I never use it. In fact I think I only clicked on it once in my history of using IDEA.

It only performs two functions, which are redundant:

1. It allows you to switch to or close an editor. This can be performed by a left or right click on the editor tab.

2. It shows you the full package structure of the class. This is shown in a tooltip when hovering over the editor tab.

IMHO, I say dump it, and make room for more useful features.

Regards,
Eric

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I never use it.

Andrei

On Wed, 02 Jul 2003 22:08:56 +0400, Dmitry Peshehonov wrote:

Does anyone use View | Editor List...? BTW, it may be implemented as
plugin.


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Never Ever.
Dmitry Peshehonov wrote:

Does anyone use View | Editor List...?
BTW, it may be implemented as plugin.



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Never used it (apart from once to see what it did...).

Vil.

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I think you can safe delete it.

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No - I've never noticed it before.

However, I've wanted a feature like this before, as if you've got a lot of files open, it can be difficult to find the one you want.

I think the way it's implemented at the moment isn't very useful.

I think if it was done better, and was more accessible, it would be a useful feature, and I would probably use it, as I have looked for such a feature before.


On thinking about it, most of the features of Go To Class would be useful here (display, keyboard-filtering, sorting etc.). Certainly the lack of sorting and emphasising the path rather than the name in the display are not particularly useful at the moment.


I actually think that it could integrate quite simply with Go To Class. The main difference would be the set of classes made available:
open classes
classes in the project
non-project classes as well .

You could have 2 checkboxes:
Include only open classes
Include non-project classes (as currently in Go To Class)

Selecting one would deselect the other (slightly non-standard, but maybe still intuitive). Clicking on the selected one would deselect it (as usual for checkboxes).

Selecting "Go To Class" would bring up the list with neither checkbox selected.
Selecting "Editor List" would bring up the list with "open classes" selected.

The other difference might be when nothing is typed in the text field. When "open classes" is selected, all the open classes could be displayed. When "open classes" is not selected, no classes would be displayed (same as Go To Class currently - far too many...).

So I think that both options should be available separately from the Menus etc. (as currently), but they would simply display the same component with different initial options, and you could easily change from one to another.


So, in summary, I think this could be a pretty handy feature if implemented better, and could make selecting open editors a lot easier - this can be a pain at the moment. Integrating it with Go To Class as described above seems useful to me, and I would be keen for this to happen.

Don't remove it - make it better!

Calum

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No! Don't remove it - make it better!

(See my posting below - this could be a useful feature for navigating between open files, if done properly)

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Never use it either and do not think will ever use it.

However, I think it would be more useful to some if it is a non-modal dialog.

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