I don't do a great deal of PHP, it's mainly something I use on my home projects. One thing that really annoys me is having to type '->' when calling methods on objects. I find I sometimes have to think about the key combination, which can distract from the task at hand. Is there a way to set a shortcut for this, such as typing '..' and having it replaced as '->'? I'd still want to be able to type '...' in comments, though I guess it wouldn't be a major loss if the only solution sacrificed this.
I know it sounds lazy, but that's why I'm in software development - to make repetitive things easy! I'm also using IntelliJ, as opposed to PhpStorm, but I guess that shouldn't make a difference. Any thoughts appreciated.