Ctrl+E: what's your usage?

I'm curious to know about folks use of CtrlE. It is useful to you or not that CtrlE includes the files that are already in the editor? These file are typically toward the top of the list.
No - I don't usually want to see files listed that are already in the editor
Yes - I usually want to see listed the files that are already in the editor

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I use it all the time. I typically have a ton of tabs open with several maintained in a tab stack. I am usually moving between 2 files at a time and CTRL+E is perfect for this.

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Exactly the same here. Ctrl+E would be useless for me without the
currently open files.

Norris Shelton wrote:

I use it all the time. I typically have a ton of tabs open with several maintained in a tab stack. I am usually moving between 2 files at a time and CTRL+E is perfect for this.


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Martin Fuhrer
Fuhrer Engineering AG
http://www.fuhrer.com

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I use Ctrl+E not so often.
My prefered way to switch between opened files is to use the TabSwitch Plugin (Ctrl+Tab).
This is the best way to switch the edited/opened files like current running processes in WinXP with Alt+Tab.

Henne

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Yes Ctrl-E is very useful as it stands. I use the mouse as little as possible
so Ctrl-E is a convenient way to switch between recent files. Removing open
files from the list would be counterproductive imho.

I'm curious to know about folks use of Ctrl+E. It is useful to you or
not that Ctrl+E includes the files that are already in the editor?
These file are typically toward the top of the list.

No - I don't usually want to see files listed that are already in
the editor

Yes - I usually want to see listed the files that are already in
the editor



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Never use it. I mostly do my context maintainence with "Pin Tab" and "Close all but pinned". (There's a lot of scope for improvement of context management in IDEA. If JetBrains hasn't been following the Mylar project closely, they should be.)

--Dave Griffith

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Keep the open files in Ctrl-E please.
Very useful feature. I use it a lot!
Sometimes my file tabs go out of the screen (I have configured a
single-row tab, because I need the vertical space for actual editing,
plus limit of the number of opened tabs) and I don't even know whether
the tab is opened or not. I simply know it was recently opened. So for
me Ctrl-E with 15 items in it (that is how I have configured it) does a
great job!

Jon Steelman wrote:

I'm curious to know about folks use of CtrlE. It is useful to you or not that CtrlE includes the files that are already in the editor? These file are typically toward the top of the list.
No - I don't usually want to see files listed that are already in the editor
Yes - I usually want to see listed the files that are already in the editor

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No, i don't.

To see already opened files you can use separate plugin. EditorTree for example.

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Well, it looks like some people depend on the current functionality. Ctrl+E would work better for some of us if it didn't include files in the editor, so if there is a change, it would be to add exclusion as an option.

Thanks for your insights.
Jon

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I love CTRLE the way it is right now. The main reason I can't stand using Eclipse is the lack of a fast way to switch working files, like CTRLE in IDEA.

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i didn't know such a feature existed. must have been filtered by my subconsciousness

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Marcus - sorry to oppose. I just went through the pain of learning most of the Eclipse shortcuts (just to be able to use it as efficiently as IDEA) and have to admit, that 99% of what I am spoilt with in IDEA works in Eclipse, too (not the web stuff, though). In Eclipse, CTRL-SHIFT-L displays a popup with all shortcuts available in that context. CTRL-E, CTRL-SHIFT-E and CTRL-F6 allows you to switch working files. CTRL-SHIFT-T (open type) is IDEA's combination of CTRL-N and CTRL-E.

Peter

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Hmm… it's been some time since I last tried to use Eclipse; I remember that they had CTRL+E, but it didn't work as well as it should (I can't remember why; I think it didn't reorder files MRU first). Maybe I should take another look at it.

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Indeed...if JetBrains could include some form of context management as seen in Eclipe's Mylar plugin (maybe even improve upon it, as they usually does :) ), that would be great!

Regards,
Stig Kleppe-Jørgensen

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