When choosing the "Paths" dialog from the settings, and using the "Paths"
tab on that dialog... the tree view on the right is completely unintuitive.
The three "buttons" across the top really look like tabs... which they're
not. I expect to see different displays beneath it when clicking on them,
as one would expected from something that was tabbed. These need to look
more like buttons.
The way these buttons behave is also very odd and unintuitive. It's like
they're trying to do too much... between the "selected", "unselected", and
"mouse over" states, it's just confusing visually. The help doesn't help at
It's also not clear to me why the top folder, when you add the content root,
isn't specified as a "source folder" by default. It took quite a long time
of messing around with this dialog to get IDEA to recognize my project and
sources and packages correctly. The help doesn't provide any guidence
either. Why is this dialog so needlessly complex? The way IDEA 3.x did it
was much more obvious and intuitive. I can sort of see what you were going
for with this, but it desperately needs tweaking to be made more obvious,
intuitive, and easier to use.
1) make the "Excluded/Sources/Test Sources" look more like individual
buttons and less like tabs, with visually "pushed in" and "popped out"
2) default the added content root to be a source folder
3) get rid of the 'mouse over highlighting' of the buttons