Why no more than 10 open files?

I find it very hard to believe that IDEA doesn't allow more than 10 open files, or am I missing something?

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Yes. Go to Options|IDE. You'll find the 10 file limit in the Editor
preferences.

Amnon

"Winston Rast" <winston.rast@jeppesen.com> wrote in message
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I find it very hard to believe that IDEA doesn't allow more than 10 open

files, or am I missing something?


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Sheesh! I feel awful for not having realized this sooner. I misinterpreted "Tab" to meaning the tab key on the keyboard. Maybe this could be reworded to something like "Open Files Limit"? Of course, if I'm the only one to make this mistake it's probably not worth doing.

Thanks for knocking some sense into me.

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I'm recall others also being confused by this. I wonder in a case like
this if you should submit something in tracker or post to the
documentation list.

Jon

Winston Rast wrote:

Sheesh! I feel awful for not having realized this sooner. I misinterpreted "Tab" to meaning the tab key on the keyboard. Maybe this could be reworded to something like "Open Files Limit"? Of course, if I'm the only one to make this mistake it's probably not worth doing.

Thanks for knocking some sense into me.


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"Winston Rast" <winston.rast@jeppesen.com> wrote in message
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Sheesh! I feel awful for not having realized this sooner. I
misinterpreted "Tab" to meaning the tab key on the keyboard.
Maybe this could be reworded to something like "Open Files
Limit"? Of course, if I'm the only one to make this mistake
it's probably not worth doing.


You're not alone. There are a number of things about IDEA that, in my
opinion, are confusing, especially to the new user. And new users are very
important because even if a tool is great, new users who can't figure out
how to use it will not buy it, recommend it, or write a good review of it.

I volunteer a couple nights a week writing software for a non-profit
organization, and we started using IDEA recently (I've been using it at my
day job for almost a year). When pair-programming with someone who hasn't
used IDEA before, I'd hear a lot of "oh, that's how you do it", "I'd never
have thought of looking there" and "why would they make that the default
setting?". I remember feeling the same way when I was learning IDEA.

It could just be that I (and the people I was working with) aren't used to
the same tools that the IDEA team based their interface on. Or it could be
that IDEA could use some improvement in this area.


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Jon Steelman wrote:

I'm recall others also being confused by this. I wonder in a case like
this if you should submit something in tracker or post to the
documentation list.


I posted a request a while ago asking them to put all editor tab options
in the same place, partly because people misunderstood what "tab limit"
meant (http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=5591).
Currently it's "to be discussed".

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