CTRL + Z limited number of undos... why ?

Hi,

I am struggling to figure out how to increase my clipboard history...

The "maximum number of contents to keep in clipboard" is set to 9999 and about a week ago I had it on 999 why I increased it further.. but this doesn't seem to be working...

This is very useful... and I believe I used to have a very large undo buffer once...

Does this have to do with the keymap settings perhaps ?

Cheers, Hamidam

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Hamidam wrote:

The "maximum number of contents to keep in clipboard" is set to 9999 and about a week ago I had it on 999 why I increased it further.. but this doesn't seem to be working...

The "Maximum number of contents to keep in clipboard" setting has nothing to do with the Undo feature. That sets how many copied or cut items are retained in the clipboard history. You can view the items in the clipboard history, for pasting back via the "Paste from History" action (Ctrl+Shift+V  or Edit | Paste From History...).  It's useful if you have a handful of code snippets you want to copy/cut & paste in one or more places. Or if you want to copy/cut some code and then refer back to it latter. So an extreme value for that is likely inappropriate.

As changing the undo stack size, I am not sure if that is configurable.

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Really ?

If that's true than I must say that this should be added. I have lots of memory and hard disk, I can afford that extra cost if I want to.
But I believe that I have undone very far back in previous Intellij versions ( 9.02 now ).

Anyone that can confirm the lack of a feature like this ? I think it's extremely useful. If I decide to refactor or add something that I later deem as uneccessary or not as good as I thought I would like to roll back by undoing. Local history in all honor but it's not as easy to detect where that action started and I might risk reverting to far. The scroll to top in local history is annoying as well when switching to another date.

Cheers, Hamidam

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Is there any reason you aren't using the local history functionality, which is far more powerful?  Edit:  sorry I didn't see your last post on my phone for some reason.  I still believe your use case is better suited to local history than undo, however.  It's very easy to see what you're reverting and labels allow easy marking of large changes

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