mysterious moving in project view

I edit my ant build file. Need to type the name of some .jar file to add to classpath, look it up in the project view, scrolling upwards. Ok, found it, starting to type.

After a few letters suddenly IDEA scrolls back to the previous location of the project view.

Why that? I have not any "automatic scroll" activated. And it is not the build.xml that it scrolls to. Seems to follow no logic that is obvious to me, and it is annoying.

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Yes yes. Very very annoying. I think that what it's trying to achieve is to have the currently selected node centered vertically which is... dumb. Never ever EVER move and clickables/selectables, I arrange things to my likings. You don't want others to rearrange your selectables.

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Patrik Andersson

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Yes I could never figure out how to reproduce, though.

Michael Damberger wrote:

I edit my ant build file. Need to type the name of some .jar file to
add to classpath, look it up in the project view, scrolling upwards.
Ok, found it, starting to type.

After a few letters suddenly IDEA scrolls back to the previous
location of the project view.

Why that? I have not any "automatic scroll" activated. And it is not
the build.xml that it scrolls to. Seems to follow no logic that is
obvious to me, and it is annoying.

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I've seen something else that really annoys me in the project view...

1. Open up lots of nodes in the project view source tree
2. Select a java source file in the project view, something near the top of the viewport
3. Hit CTRL-X to 'cut' the class (i.e. a move-class refactoring)
4. The view scrolls to center the class just cut
5. Find a package towards the bottom of the viewport
6. Hit CTRL-V to 'paste' the class
7. The view scrolls to show center the recently pasted class in the project view

This drives me nuts when I'm moving a few classes around from package to package, the project view jumps all over the place when it just isn't necessary.

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