F4 not working. I can only open certain files with File->Open dialog.

Last night, without much warning, my F4 key stopped working. The key is OK, because I can open *some* files by selecting the names in the project window using F4, but not others.

What is different about the files I can open - well, I can open all controller and model files, the problem seems to come when I try to open certain files in the views folder. I can open some files (they seem to be files which were recently created (a couple of days ago) by Run->Rake Generate->scaffold), but not older imported-from-outside view files.

Is there a certain click combination that converts an imported-from-outside view file to something that can be edited within RM ?

I am just guessing that this might be the controlling characteristic.

Going into the underlying directories with a CLI window, it seems as though the permissions on the balky files are the same as others that can be opened.

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Hello Bob,

Please try File | Invalidate Caches.

Last night, without much warning, my F4 key stopped working. The key
is OK, because I can open some files by selecting the names in the
project window using F4, but not others.

What is different about the files I can open - well, I can open all
controller and model files, the problem seems to come when I try to
open certain files in the views folder. I can open some files (they
seem to be files which were recently created (a couple of days ago) by
Run->Rake Generate->scaffold), but not older imported-from-outside
view files.

Is there a certain click combination that converts an
imported-from-outside view file to something that can be edited within
RM ?

I am just guessing that this might be the controlling characteristic.

Going into the underlying directories with a CLI window, it seems as
though the permissions on the balky files are the same as others that
can be opened.

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Files that I can open (with F4 too) have a 'history' of several changes.

Files that I cannot open (either with F4 or with File Open dialog) have no local history, there is only the original file which was imported externally.

I guess the solution is to somehow tweek those externally derived files to something editable inside RM.

How to do this?

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OK, cool. That did it.

I 'invalidated caches' - it gave me a message that something would be done on next restart of RM.

I closed RM, restarted RM, waited for the 'Indexing..' progress bar (at the bottom of the main window) to complete, and then I checked opening files that I previously could not open.

All is OK, thanks much.

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