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The File View seems to have disappeared from versiuon 7.. There doesn't seem to be much discussion about it here so I'm thinking that maybe we are the only ones here who can't live without this tool. Previously we've been using version 5.

Is there another way we can see all the local changes made in all the modules with the ability to filter the types of changes (ie: added, modified, deleted etc) and update or commit files?
I really want to use version 7 because of a bunch of other improvements but can't really do it at the expense of this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I can't remember back to what the File View in v5 looked like, however have
you checked out the Changes toolwindow (ALT+9) and the Commit Changes dialog
(CTRL+K)? The changelist support is very useful. Not sure about filtering
though, can't say I've ever wanted to filter by change type myself.

The File View seems to have disappeared from versiuon 7.. There
doesn't seem to be much discussion about it here so I'm thinking that
maybe we are the only ones here who can't live without this tool.
Previously we've been using version 5.

Is there another way we can see all the local changes made in all the
modules with the ability to filter the types of changes (ie: added,
modified, deleted etc) and update or commit files?

I really want to use version 7 because of a bunch of other
improvements but can't really do it at the expense of this. Any help
would be greatly appreciated.



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Thanks for your response. Unfortunately I have looked at both of those and they don't really provide what the file view had. Specifically, I could click on any file and use any quick list on it - it behaved just as a normal file in the directory tree. This means I could go through and update any files I wanted to before commiting. . even clean some if I made temporary changes. I could right click on them and copy to the clipboard the list of all the files -with full paths - that have changed (ie: that I'm about to check in). I could also view the files as flat or as a hierarchical structure and order them by name or path or one of the other options that can be added as a column. Being able to filter them according to their change type was also really useful in case I'd forgotten something specific amongst a lot of files of the same change type.

The commit changes dialog is close but lacks these features that we consider really important for our workflow.

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Hello Dave,

Thanks for your response. Unfortunately I have looked at both of those
and they don't really provide what the file view had. Specifically, I
could click on any file and use any quick list on it - it behaved just
as a normal file in the directory tree. This means I could go through
and update any files I wanted to before commiting. . even clean some
if I made temporary changes.


This looks like a strange workflow to me... why would you want to update
only some of the files, and especially only the files that you have changed
yourself?

If you want to rollback your changes, you can do so easily. Both the Changes
toolwindow and the Commit Changes dialog have a "Rollback" button.

I could right click on them and copy to
the clipboard the list of all the files -with full paths - that have
changed (ie: that I'm about to check in).


You can do exactly that both in the Changes toolwindow and the Commit Changes
dialog. Just press Ctrl-C or the "Copy to Clipboard" button.

I could also view the files
as flat or as a hierarchical structure


You can do that too, using the "Group by Directory" button.

and order them by name or path
or one of the other options that can be added as a column. Being able
to filter them according to their change type was also really useful
in case I'd forgotten something specific amongst a lot of files of the
same change type.


As far as I can see, this is the only feature which is indeed missing from
the current functionality but was available in the File view. Could you please
file a JIRA issue for adding a "Group by Change Type" button?

The commit changes dialog is close but lacks these features that we
consider really important for our workflow.


The old File View is not coming back, but we're open to suggestions for improving
our existing UI to match your workflow better.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Dave Thomas wrote:

This means
I could go through and update any files I wanted to before commiting.

The VCS menu is in the popup menu of the changes view for selected
files, which means you can do any vcs operations, such as update.

N.

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This looks like a strange workflow to me... why would you want to update
only some of the files, and especially only the files that you have changed
yourself?

If you want to rollback your changes, you can do so easily. Both the Changes
toolwindow and the Commit Changes dialog have a "Rollback" button.


Rollback changes will do here. Sometimes I have an extra space or blank line here or there or IntelliJ thinks I've changed something that I haven't and want to update those files clean to remove them from my view. I should be clear that I was talking about the "Commit Changes" dialog here. The "Changes" view is aware of quicklists which means I can do whatever I want there.

I could right click on them and copy to
the clipboard the list of all the files -with full paths - that have
changed (ie: that I'm about to check in).


You can do exactly that both in the Changes toolwindow and the Commit Changes
dialog. Just press Ctrl-C or the "Copy to Clipboard" button.


I wasn't aware that you could do that. I was looking for "Copy" entry in the right-click context menu. This will do the job.

I'll add the issue regarding the "Group By Change Type" button as you requested.

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