Working on Windows 2000. Tried Windows L&F and Idea default
Alt + F, Alt + T ==> Settings. By default it is Project /
Paths. The blue "Paths" rectangle actually has focus, but
you don't know about it until you move it.
Tab ==> top module in "Modules" is activated with dotted
frame, but blue "Paths" rectangle retains the same color and
Tab ==> you get to "Paths" tab, "Output path" field. How to
choose path from the tree? Oh, Alt - Enter, that works. I
would prefer a context menu for those who don't know the
"Select Output Path" window is opened. Again, I would prefer
context menu with "Create directory" and "Delete directory"
items. Close the window, return to project window.
Try to return to the left vertical menu (where the blue
rectangle is). Click Tab, Tab, Tab... What the ...? Clicking
Tab just loops in the "Paths" page, you cannot reach
pushbuttons on the bottom, nor you can get to the leftmost
menu. Shift + Tab goes in reverse order, Ctrl + Tab switches
Oh, right, jetbrainers have a workaround for that: numbers
in parentheses, like "Paths (1)", "Compiler (2)". That
should help. Click "2". If you are still in "Output path"
field, that only causes "2" to be typed in the field. Of
course. How about Alt + 2? Nicht funktionieren. Maybe I
should leave text field, like skip to "Use absolute path"
radiobutton, click "2". Nada. That is it, you are stuck
Also, while you are on "Use absolute path" radiobutton, try
clicking left arrow. No effect. Only Tab or Shift + Tab key
works to change focus, despite that Windows apps must use
Tab to skip between groups and elements in group, and arrows
to skip between elements in group only. But this is so minor
comparing to not being able to get to the list, that I don't
By the way, dialog elements do not have accelerator keys.
Ok, use mouse to return back to leftmost menu. Select "IDE"
tab, "Editor". The window opens wide, and it does not fit my
screen. Someone at Jetbrains thought that all Windows users
have huge monitors with their single height taskbar. Well,
taskbar on my machine is double height, so I cannot see the
pushbuttons. Resizing does not help, moving window does not
help either, it is centered right after I drop it at the
needed location. Ugh!
Select a smaller dialog, like "Code completion". Click Tab.
With Windows L&F "Case sensitive completion" is focused
immediately, but you cannot open combobox with Windows
standard Alt + down arrow. With IDEA L&F first Tab does no
visible effect, but Alt + down arrow works. After the second
Tab the combobox receives visible frame. So what the first
Tab was about?
Tired ;) I understand that half of these gripes must be
addressed in Swing itself, but still...
Oh, and drag-n-drop (at least in project view) is still not