Two WebStorm JavaScript Debugger Questions

I've just started trying to use WebStorm to work on JavaScript projects (which I run in Chrome), and the debugger is doing two things that mystify me so much that I think I must be doing stuff wrong:

  • Is there a way to make WebStorm show the 'this' variable as a local, like the WebKit inspector does? I feel pretty stupid having to add that variable to the watch list, I can't see any reason why it shouldn't already be there.
  • Is there a way to list the actual variables in the variables window in alphabetical order, but keep indices of arrays in numerical order? Alternatively, when alphabetical order is off, what actually is the order of variables in that window? It seems pretty random.


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Thanks for feedback, unfortunately, it is known issues. It will be fixed in WebStorm 6. (


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