Usability issue with Ctrl-E and Ctrl-Shift-N Follow
I have around 40 modules in one project, and each has it's own build.xml
file. This causes me a few problems:
Pressing Ctrl-Shift-N then typing 'build.xml' shows me my build.xml files,
but they don't appear to be presented in any obvious order. Would be helpful
if they could be sorted. I don't think I'd even care if it was by path, module
name, last used, VCS state (read only, modified etc), ... anything really,
as long as the order remains predictable!
Another problem with the Ctrl-Shift-N screen is that it only shows me the
first 30 files. To see more I have to first select "..." at the bottom of
the list. I assume this is for performance reasons when there are a lot of
results? Is there any way to increase the 30 limit (or disable it completely)?
Ctrl-E is the worst problem. Usually if I'm working on one build.xml, I'm
working on a few of them. Switching between them with Ctrl-E is a bit of
a nightmare because there's no indication of the path or module that each
file belongs to so I have to try and remember the order based on which I
last viewed. Things are improved slightly in the 8.0 EAPs with the colour-coding
(thanks!), but displaying the path & module name (as per the Ctrl-Shift-N
dialog) would be a vast improvement.
Are these known issues or shall I add Jira tasks?
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I notice that build 8890 does in fact display at least part of the path at
the bottom of the Ctrl-E dialog (it's often too long to fit the whole thing)!
This helps, but I'd still like to see something along the lines of the Ctrl-Shift-N
dialog instead. Thoughts?
I know what you're talking about. Why not create appropriate issues?
Hmm, I already found a couple of existing (and old!) requests for the Ctrl+E
I've added new requests for CtrlShiftN:
about the CtrlShiftN ordering thing :
you can use dir/filename constructions. (NB even works as a general 'descendant' construction)