Ctrl-Mouse tooltips are gone

Since a while now I've been wondering where the ctrl-mouse tooltip that used to display some useful
information about the symbol under the mouse-cursor has gone. Now I've figured out that this depends
on what mouse-shortcut (and especially the associated keyboard modifier) e.g. "Goto Declaration" is
bound to.

So, since I simply use Middle-Click for "Goto Declaration", the Ctrl-Mouse popups don't work at all.
The workaround of also assigning Ctrl-Click for this action is simple, though I find the logic quite
strange and most likely totally undiscoverable for other users who dared to change their keymaps ;)

It would seem more logical if it (also) considered the modifiers for the corresponding
keyboard-shortcuts: Ctrl-B, Ctrl-Alt-B, etc.

Has anybody else experienced this as well? Any thoughts?

Sascha

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Works for me



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t800t8 wrote:

Works for me


It works for me as well - again. The question is: Should it be tied to (entirely) different
mouse-shortcuts? The decision to show the tooltip on Ctrl-Mouse only when there's a Ctrl-Click
shortcut for Goto Declaration seems kinda arbitrary...

Sascha

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Hello Sascha,

It works for me as well - again. The question is: Should it be tied to
(entirely) different mouse-shortcuts? The decision to show the tooltip
on Ctrl-Mouse only when there's a Ctrl-Click shortcut for Goto
Declaration seems kinda arbitrary...


See IDEADEV-13136.

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Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
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Hello Dmitry,

See IDEADEV-13136.


Hmm, I'm not entirely sure what this issue actually means. There's the comment "the Ctrl/Alt/Shift
combinations used to be hardcoded for the highlighting functionality, now the active keymap is
used", though I don't see how this is an improvement if one has removed/remapped the Ctrl-Click
shortcut to e.g. Middle-Click and still wants to see the Ctrl-Hover tooltip...

Sascha

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Hello Sascha,

>> See IDEADEV-13136.
>>

Hmm, I'm not entirely sure what this issue actually means. There's the
comment "the Ctrl/Alt/Shift combinations used to be hardcoded for the
highlighting functionality, now the active keymap is used", though I
don't see how this is an improvement if one has removed/remapped the
Ctrl-Click shortcut to e.g. Middle-Click and still wants to see the
Ctrl-Hover tooltip...


I believe the idea was that hovering with a modifier key would show a tooltip
showing where the click with that modifier key would bring you. This indeed
seems to be a regression in cases when you don't have a modifier key assigned
to such an action, so you can file a JIRA request to handle these cases better.
:)

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Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Hello Dmitry,

I believe the idea was that hovering with a modifier key would show a
tooltip showing where the click with that modifier key would bring you.


Well, that makes sense, I didn't think of that. A clever fallback strategy to handle such cases
would be nice though.

This indeed seems to be a regression in cases when you don't have a
modifier key assigned to such an action, so you can file a JIRA request
to handle these cases better. :)


OK. Though I probably won't run into this again myself, here's the request:
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-14290 :)

Sascha

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