Tabs and tab groups. How do I ?

How do I move a tab from one group to another? (splitted horizontally or vertically)

How do I minify a tab group?

Is there a way to float an editor window? ( to be able to place it on a different screen)

Thank you / Moe

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No answer? There's got to be a way because not being able to do this is really annoying. Is there plugins that can do this? Is there other ways to tackle these things?

Thanks in advance / Moe

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H> How do I move a tab from one group to another? (splitted horizontally
H> or vertically)

Right-click on the tab -> Move to Opposite Group.

H> How do I minify a tab group?

Other than resize the tab group to be as small as possible, I don't think
there is a way.

H> Is there a way to float an editor window? ( to be able to place it on
H> a different screen)

Not that I'm aware of.


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H> How do I move a tab from one group to another? (splitted horizontally
H> or vertically)

Right-click on the tab -> Move to Opposite Group.


That only works if there is two Groups. There is no drag-drop or selector to which one, one wants to move it.

H> How do I minify a tab group?

Other than resize the tab group to be as small as possible, I don't think
there is a way.

Yeah, it appears so. That totally blows.

H> Is there a way to float an editor window? ( to be able to place it on
H> a different screen)

Not that I'm aware of.



That also blows. The project hierarchy window can be floated so the possibiliy of floating anything should be possible.
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H> How do I move a tab from one group to another? (splitted horizontally
H> or vertically)

Right-click on the tab -> Move to Opposite Group.


That only works if there is two Groups. There is no drag-drop or selector to which one, one wants to move it.

H> How do I minify a tab group?

Other than resize the tab group to be as small as possible, I don't think
there is a way.

Yeah, it appears so. That totally blows.

H> Is there a way to float an editor window? ( to be able to place it on
H> a different screen)

Not that I'm aware of.


That also blows. The project hierarchy window can be floated so the possibiliy of floating anything should be possible.
(accidentally sent out the previous message)



I find Intellij to be one of the best editors I've tried. Mostly because of it's great search options, both within a src file, the whole project, and through hierarchy window.

But when it comes to basic functionality it lacks decency. I mean, should one really need a plugin to reorder to tabs? In eclipse you can unpin(float) anything. You can even have two project windows working on the same project.

I also dislike having to deal with all the extra unnessary space taking toolbars and delimiters everywhere. Most people don't have a 50" screen infront of them.
So to be able to see as much code as possible would be great. There should be fullscreen editing mode that is maximally stripped down.
We can fall back to the full intellij mode by a simple key sequence then.

I would also like to see an Expand All button for the directories in the hierarachy window. It's not fun when one accidentally clicks on Collaps All and have to open up evey directoy again to be able to search the files.

I hope you don't misinterpret this as bad critique. It's mostly things that I've found Intellij to be lacking and would like to see improved.

Sincerely / Moe
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You can make any tool window (including project hierarchy) float and move it to another screen. Just click the left icon on the top of a tool window (something looks like two crossing screens). It has 'Float' tooltip.

However, it seems there is no way to undock editor window. I miss such possibility too.

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This is a different question, but still a how do I?

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You can fold and unfold code with CTRL -, CRTL +, CTRL SHIFT / and CTRL *

If you have lots of code in a source file it's nice that everything can be folded with CTRL SHIFT /

but that folds every if block and such in the code as well.

So when I want to look at the method I want, I have to manually open every fold in that as well which makes the use of all this kind of useless.

The folding needs to be whole lot smarter.

When I fold everything thats ok. But when I place myself on a method thats folded, there needs to be a hotkey or button to open it up compeletly. There is a fold selection, but not a unfold selected.

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I actually just found a home made solution to that last one.. Just noticed while testing.

If you mark the folded part, DELETE it, and regret. Then the regretted part will be unfolded! ( WOW! )

I also wonder how I can see what parameters a method takes. It's visible at times, but then it disappears and I can't get it back. CTRL + SPACE doesn't seem to be working here.

Thanks / Moe

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> I also wonder how I can see what parameters a method takes
Try Ctrl+P.

> But when I place myself on a method thats folded, there needs to be a hotkey or button to open it up compeletly.
Just click at folded body (grey {...}) or move to this block and click Ctrl+'+'.

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> I also wonder how I can see what parameters a method takes
Try Ctrl+P.

That will open the print window.

> But when I place myself on a method thats folded, there needs to be a hotkey or button to open it up compeletly.
Just click at folded body (grey {...}) or move to this block and click Ctrl+'+'.



'+' ?

CTRL ++
doesnt work.

hmm...
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Maybe you have another keymap settings?
Ctrl+P always opens 'Paramaters Info' and Ctrl+'+' expand the current block. It is default Idea keymap.

Try to set up or fix you keymap in 'Setting' -> 'Keymap'. You can find here actions both by name and key stroke.

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