5181 - Settings - dropdown box on the search box blocks typing.

I like the search box, but the dropdown box which gives a list of choices is a pain in the @#$%. (5181, Windows XP SP2)

See attached picture. I was trying to type "find", but as soon as I hit "f", the dropdown box appeared. That would be ok, but it also blocked input so I couldn't finish typing "find". I had to hit ESCAPE and then continue. But often it would pop up again before I finished and I had to hit ESCAPE again.

One time I got frustrated with it and hit ESCAPE once too many times, and the Settings dialog was closed and I lost my changes I had made to my Keymap.

Can you please fix this so it doesn't block input? The focus should not change from the textbox to the dropdown menu.

Other issues:
1) The KeyMap Tree doesn't reset if you clear the search term.
2) The KeyMap Tree should be expanded by default when searching.
3) If I had entered a search term, and then attempted to change the Keymap,
IDEA acted really wierd. It used alot of cpu% and appeared to hang for a minute.
Maybe some interaction between changing the KeyMap tree to another keymap while a search filter is in effect?

Searching the KeyMap could use some additinal featues:
1) I wasn't able to search by keybinding, e.g. all actions bound to CTRL+W.
The DescribeKey plugin allows you to enter a keystroke and then see what actions
are bound to it. It would be nice if that was integrated into Demetra also



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Hello Alex,

I like the search box, but the dropdown box which gives a list of
choices is a pain in the @#$%. (5181, Windows XP SP2)

See attached picture. I was trying to type "find", but as soon as I
hit "f", the dropdown box appeared. That would be ok, but it also
blocked input so I couldn't finish typing "find". I had to hit ESCAPE
and then continue. But often it would pop up again before I finished
and I had to hit ESCAPE again.

One time I got frustrated with it and hit ESCAPE once too many times,
and the Settings dialog was closed and I lost my changes I had made to
my Keymap.

Can you please fix this so it doesn't block input? The focus should
not change from the textbox to the dropdown menu.


Fixed.


Other issues:

1) The KeyMap Tree doesn't reset if you clear the search term.


We'll check it ...

2) The KeyMap Tree should be expanded by default when searching.


Isn't it?


3) If I had entered a search term, and then attempted to change the
Keymap,

IDEA acted really wierd. It used alot of cpu% and appeared to hang for
a minute.

Maybe some interaction between changing the KeyMap tree to another
keymap while a search filter is in effect?


Keymap is very slow indeed. We are working on it.

Searching the KeyMap could use some additinal featues:
1) I wasn't able to search by keybinding, e.g. all actions bound to
CTRL+W.
The DescribeKey plugin allows you to enter a keystroke and then see
what actions
are bound to it. It would be nice if that was integrated into Demetra
also


There is such feature already. There is a filter which allow to filter on
keystrokes as well as 'text' filters.

Thank you.


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Anna Kozlova
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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