What happend to the "Lock" icon when the file was not checked out from svn ?

I used to see a "Lock" icon on file (tab) if the file was not checked out.. I have been using IJ from version 4 or so.. just noticed in IJ13 that I no longer see that locked icon..

This helped me figure-out quickly just by looking at the tab .. if I touched the file.. now i have to go to changes view and figure out if it was changed or not..

What usability analysis made sense to remove this feature form IJ ?

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Hello.

Not sure about IDEA 4, but in version 13 the lock icon denotes a read-only file in terms of file system. The icon is still here. E.g. open a file in the Editor, and try main menu / File / Make File Read-only. Is it shown?

Can it be that previously your files were read-only, and now they are not?

Regards,
Alexander.

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ok. thanks for your reply..

I just wanted to see a lock icon for "non-checked out' files.. or some indicator to denote (may be tab-name could be green or blue ) .. to quickly identify that the files is not touched...

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If you used Subversion previously, and files were read-only in some conditions, and now they are not, then the reason is probably in SVN settings. IDEA will just reflect read-only file status, set by SVN commands.

To my knowledge, Subversion by default does not use read-only status to indicate anything, and "checked-out" is just a synonym for "up-to-date". Once a file has beed edited, it is modified - and has blue color in IDEA (blue file name in the GUI). If it has not modified, then it is up-to-date, and has black color. So these 2 states visually differ as "blue" and "black". ("New", "removed", "unversioned" also exists, of course.)

Regards,
Alexander.

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