Context menu problems, reorder tabs

Hello.

We are currently evaluating RubyMine to use as our main IDE and we really like it. But (there is always a but ;-)) there are two things we were not so happy with.
First we have some trouble using the right click context menu. If one clicks the right mouse button (e.g. in the project explorer) the context menu comes up, but then imideatly closes again if the mouse button is released without doing a mouse movement (at least under Ubuntu 10.04). It doesn't feel natural and is not the same UX as normally under Linux or Windows. Any chance to improve this, or does it just depend too much on the underlying Java? We tried it out with several L&F, but it doesn't feel right in anyone. Also after switching themes it happens that those context menus pop up on completely different locations than the mouse cursor is (a restart of RubyMine fixed that mostly).
The second thing we were missing is the feature to reorder our editor tabs. I use this one quite often (it's nearly standard in most editors) and I am not sure if I can really live without it. Are there any plan to integrate that feature in the short time?

Best regards,
Kai

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medihack wrote:

The second thing we were missing is the feature to reorder our editor tabs. I use this one quite often (it's nearly standard in most editors) and I am not sure if I can really live without it. Are there any plan to integrate that feature in the short time?


There exists a tab reorder plugin for IntelliJ: http://plugins.intellij.net/plugin/?idea&id=187

This plugin works with most of JetBrains IDE's but is only marked as compatible with IntelliJ IDEA in its plugin metadata. If you contact the plugin author he may publish an updated version that works with RubyMine. In the meanwhile you can hack the plugin descriptor yourself ;)

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Hello Kai,

We are currently evaluating RubyMine to use as our main IDE and we really like it. But (there is always a but ;-)) there are two things we were not so happy with.
First we have some trouble using the right click context menu. If one clicks the right mouse button (e.g. in the project explorer) the context menu comes up, but then imideatly closes again if the mouse button is released without doing a mouse movement (at least under Ubuntu 10.04). It doesn't feel natural and is not the same UX as normally under Linux or Windows. Any chance to improve this, or does it just depend too much on the underlying Java? We tried it out with several L&F, but it doesn't feel right in anyone. Also after switching themes it happens that those context menus pop up on completely different locations than the mouse cursor is (a restart of RubyMine fixed that mostly).


What version of Ubuntu do you use? x64 or x32? What version of Java do you use?
I'm using Ubuntu x64 with Oracle JDK x32 and everything works well for me.

The second thing we were missing is the feature to reorder our editor tabs. I use this one quite often (it's nearly standard in most editors) and I am not sure if I can really live without it. Are there any plan to integrate that feature in the short time?

Floating tabs with reodering will be available in RubyMine 3.1 which is scheduled for the mid February. However Early Access Preview (EAP) builds will be available most likely in January, where you'll be able to try this feature.

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What version of Ubuntu do you use? x64 or x32? What version of Java do you use?
I'm using Ubuntu x64 with Oracle JDK x32 and everything works well for me.

We are using Ubuntu 10.04 x86 (non 64bit) together with Sun/Oracle Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_22-b04).

Let me describe the problem again:
* click and hold right mouse button -> context menu shows up -> release mouse button -> context menu disappears
I am normally used to that the context menu stays open in that case without holding the mouse button.

An easy way to avoid this:
* click and hold right mouse button -> context menu shows up -> move the mouse some pixels a bit outside of the context menu (while holding the right mouse button) -> release the mouse button -> now the context menu stays open.

It's just a minor annoyance and not really a show stopper.

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Thanks a lot for the detailed description of the problem, I didn't manage to reproduce it, however I've asked our QA team to reproduce it.
Stay tuned!

Regards,
Oleg

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We're running the same version of Ubuntu, and having this exact problem with our right-click menu.  Any news yet?

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I am facing this problem even without using RubyNet. I use IDEA 10 on ubuntu32 bit OS, with Oracle's JDK 1.6.0_23. I am facing this problem, is there any solution to this? (No that work around is still annoying !)

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