Turn off "Implements/overrides" indicators?

I use IDEA at work and we are now upgrading to 4.0 from 3.0. So far I'm pretty happy with the upgrade, but I see these new "Implements/Overrides" icons in the left-side "gutter" of the editor window and I hate them. They take up valuable screen space, and frankly I just don't care to see them. I have been unable to turn them off however! Help?!

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derek glidden wrote:

I use IDEA at work and we are now upgrading to 4.0 from 3.0. So far I'm pretty happy with the upgrade, but I see these new "Implements/Overrides" icons in the left-side "gutter" of the editor window and I hate them. They take up valuable screen space, and frankly I just don't care to see them. I have been unable to turn them off however! Help?!


Not possible I'm afraid.

But I'm curious the space that takes up is what 2 characters to the left?

I find them after having them for a while that they are incredibly
useful to jump around the code.

R

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Not possible I'm afraid.


Surprising considering the otherwise configurability of IDEA. I like 4.0 so far, but I really want the ability to turn these off. I'd actually like to turn the gutter off entirely since there's really nothing in it I want to see.

But I'm curious the space that takes up is what 2
characters to the left?


If it's two characters I don't want, it's two characters too many.

I find them after having them for a while that they are
incredibly useful to jump around the code.


I use the keyboard for nearly everything, so they're quite useless to me for that.

Unfortunately I guess we're going all to 4.0 at work, so I have no choice but to get used to it.

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if you use the keyboard for everything have you tried removing the toolbar, removing the status bar and setting it to full screen mode?

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In article <c16bme$7s2$1@is.intellij.net>,
"Robert S. Sfeir" <robert@codepuccino.com> wrote:

derek glidden wrote:

I use IDEA at work and we are now upgrading to 4.0 from 3.0. So far I'm
pretty happy with the upgrade, but I see these new "Implements/Overrides"
icons in the left-side "gutter" of the editor window and I hate them.
They take up valuable screen space, and frankly I just don't care to see
them. I have been unable to turn them off however! Help?!


Not possible I'm afraid.

But I'm curious the space that takes up is what 2 characters to the left?

I find them after having them for a while that they are incredibly
useful to jump around the code.


Me too. I find them really really useful. They come in especially handy
when I create a method and notice that I've just overridden something
accidentally. (Probably if our code was better it would be harder to do
that, but it's not, so the feature is really handy.)

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Erik Hanson wrote:

In article <c16bme$7s2$1@is.intellij.net>,
"Robert S. Sfeir" <robert@codepuccino.com> wrote:

>>derek glidden wrote:
>>
>>>I use IDEA at work and we are now upgrading to 4.0 from 3.0. So far I'm
>>>pretty happy with the upgrade, but I see these new "Implements/Overrides"
>>>icons in the left-side "gutter" of the editor window and I hate them.
>>>They take up valuable screen space, and frankly I just don't care to see
>>>them. I have been unable to turn them off however! Help?!
>>
>>Not possible I'm afraid.
>>
>>But I'm curious the space that takes up is what 2 characters to the left?
>>
>>I find them after having them for a while that they are incredibly
>>useful to jump around the code.


Me too. I find them really really useful. They come in especially handy
when I create a method and notice that I've just overridden something
accidentally. (Probably if our code was better it would be harder to do
that, but it's not, so the feature is really handy.)


Being able to click on the Impl icon and see a drop down of all
implementing classes is just a real time saver, I can jump around code
and make changes in groups of files.

I'm still not sure how it wastes screen RE, but to each their view.

R

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Me too. I find them really really useful. They come in especially handy
when I create a method and notice that I've just overridden something
accidentally. (Probably if our code was better it would be harder to do
that, but it's not, so the feature is really handy.)


What I really want is the old 3.0 style. That is, show only "overrides" and
"implements" - I don't want to see "is overridden in" and "is implemented
in". Especially as when they are both on screen the gutter space actually
gets wider - yuch!

Basically I want to see "upwards" links but not "downwards" links (ie like
3.0 used to show). This would be a really nice extra config option. Also I'd
love to switch off the CVS change notes (they are already shown in the right
hand gutter as little tiny bars!).

Cheers,

TicH


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