new light bulb placement: opinion

At first I liked it. But after more use, it keeps getting in the way of
selecting lines with the mouse (ie, selecting lines starting at column 1)

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+1. My vote is for the gutter.

Barry Kaplan wrote:

At first I liked it. But after more use, it keeps getting in the way of
selecting lines with the mouse (ie, selecting lines starting at column 1)



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Do you turn on line numbers? I always use that area for selecting lines.

"Barry Kaplan" <bkaplan@abwg.com> wrote in message
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At first I liked it. But after more use, it keeps getting in the way of
selecting lines with the mouse (ie, selecting lines starting at column 1)

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There's another select lines option:
Triple click anywhere in the line and hold button down. Then move
upwards/downwards to select whole lines.

Though, seems be broken in upcoming #663. Fixed in #664.

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"Paul Bradshaw" <pbradshaw@vignette.com> wrote in message
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Do you turn on line numbers? I always use that area for selecting lines.

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"Barry Kaplan" <bkaplan@abwg.com> wrote in message
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At first I liked it. But after more use, it keeps getting in the way of
selecting lines with the mouse (ie, selecting lines starting at column

1)

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Good to know! Thanks for that tip!

(this kind of stuff always makes me wonder what other cool 'hidden' features
I'm missing...)

"Maxim Shafirov" <max@intellij.net> wrote in message
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There's another select lines option:
Triple click anywhere in the line and hold button down. Then move
upwards/downwards to select whole lines.

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Though, seems be broken in upcoming #663. Fixed in #664.

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Best regards,
Maxim Shafirov
JetBrains, Inc / IntelliJ Software
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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"Paul Bradshaw" <pbradshaw@vignette.com> wrote in message
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Do you turn on line numbers? I always use that area for selecting

lines.

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"Barry Kaplan" <bkaplan@abwg.com> wrote in message
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At first I liked it. But after more use, it keeps getting in the way

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selecting lines with the mouse (ie, selecting lines starting at column

1)

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I also do not really care for the new placement, it is too far away to try and click it with the mouse. (Yes, I know about Alt-Enter, and I use it quite a bit for some intentions, but for others, I like to use the mouse for some reason)

I guess the ultimate solution would be to provide an option in the IDE Settings somewhere that had a couple of radio buttons asking where you wanted the intention bulb. But now that we are feature frozen (supposedly), I guess that won't be happening, at least in this version. Maybe next version? Is it proper procedure to submit feature requests now for future versions? I will if the IntelliJ guys don't mind...

Tobin

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Oh no, please, no more options. Don't let IDEA be plagued with the doom of many applications out there: excess of configuration options.

Keep IntelliJ simple and powerful. Like Stonehenge :)

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