Controlling the gutter size

I am hope I am using the right terminology, but I am referring to the area where line numbers are and version control colors appear.

I'd like to be able to control the size of this area. It seemed to jump  to a wider area when I recently upgraded from a past phpstorm version. This seems like it may be because of version control colors no longer overlapping with icons like the icon for overwriting a parent class's methods. Is there anyway to make the gutter more compact (without getting rid of line numbers)?

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Hi there,

I am hope I am using the right terminology, but I am referring to the area where line numbers are and version control colors appear.

Yes -- "gutter" is the right term here -- at least JetBrains is using it.

I'd like to be able to control the size of this area. It seemed to jump  to a wider area when I recently upgraded from a past phpstorm version.

Yes, it become a bit wider -- you are not the only one who noticed this. At the same time I cannot say how wider it became: on my setup it seems the same (or nearly the same -- nothing to complain about). Maybe you have some 3rd party (not bundled) plugin that makes it wider? Another possible point (don't remember where I have read it) -- it was made wider so it's easier to place breakpoints/bookmarks with mouse (before it was more problematic under in some so rare cases).

Unfortunately there is no special settings for this ( I know none).

https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-148002 -- I found only this ticket.

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Thanks Andriy.

I guess I will put my vote in for this to be controllable!

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Speaking of gutters, it used to be that when project and code windows were open, if you closed the project window a gutter would remain open... clicking the gutter re-opened the project window.

Where or why that went I know not, but now I have to press command+1

I am so tired of having to upgrade, then finding a different interface. How does anyone get anything done?

Grr

 

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I guess you are talking about "View | Tool Buttons" (make sure it's enabled).

If my guess is right .. then as far as I remember in one of the versions it became disabled my default (more minimalistic UI interface -- modern trend these days, especially when users bringing "omg you have so much stuff on the screen. it's so old-days and distracts me from writing my code... that XX editor/IDE has only an editor window and it makes it so cool..." arguments when you announcing new builds in blog).

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Thank you so much.

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