7.0.2 -> Wow!

I don't know what the developers did, but the latest point release (7.0.2) is remarkably fast. I used to keep an old 5.x version on my system when I got sick of the bells and whistles bogging down the IDE, but no longer.

Really nice work, guys.

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I'm using eclipse, netbeans and IDEA and every IDE is good in some other things. My favourite and most used is IDEA, I consider it most user friendly and very powerful, however I've got one minor complain: auto-complete (ctrl+space) is a lot slower than in eclipse. When I type for example "System." and waiting for choices, it takes almost 2 seconds on my machine (on clean IDEA install too). It's not major drawback, but it significantly reduces my typing speed when I don't remember method's names and need auto-complete.
Do you experience similar behavior? Or is it issue only on my platform?

My machine> Intel Core 2 Duo T7400, 2 GB RAM, Debian Lenny 32-bit, IDEA 7.0.2 build 7590

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When I type for example "System." and
waiting for choices, it takes almost 2 seconds on my
machine (on clean IDEA install too).


Do you meant 2 seconds after pressing Ctrl+Space or 2 seconds after writing the dot? In the case of the latter one, go to Settings | Code Completion and make the Autopopup times shorter. On my computer the code completion pops up almost immediately.

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wow, thanks a lot, I didn't know about that setting. I disabled popup times and it did the trick, now it is a lot faster. Now when I for example type "System.out.pri" and press ctrl+space, response is immediate. However when I type "System." and after that dot I have to wait those 2 seconds to see full list of methods in System class... hmm, I tried to measure it and it is like 1 second and something actually. Not bad, but I can imagine it to be better.
In overall, I like this new version

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Now when I for example type "System.out.pri" and press ctrl+space,


Have you tried typing "sout" and pressing "Ctrl+J" ?

Regards,
Jens

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No, he should try "sout" and pressing Tab ;)

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Wow! Now this is even cooler; I never new about that one.

Thanks a lot and kind regards,
Jens

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The Tab option is quick, but only gives you the default option. The advantage of the ctrl-j option is that you get all the options and you only need to type enough to identify the construct.

Type "s" and press ctrl-j...

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Dave,

I knew it. Thanks any way. In this case, he wants to get "System.out.println()" ASAP, so it will better if he uses "sout" + Tab.

Actually, 2-3 months ago, I used "Ctrl + J" and didn't know about Tab.

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Hi guys, thanks for your suggestions, but I'm afraid I wasn't clear in my previous post. Templates for 'System.out.println' is not a thing that bothers me, I use this particular one for a longer time for example. Think that bothers me is, that when I type "MySpecificClass.", after that dot, complete list of methods should appear. My point is, that this list of methods is loaded slower than on eclipse for example, and if there is any way you could speed it up a little.

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Have you tried excluding IDEA's system folder (%USER_HOME%\.IntelliJIDEA70) from antivirus scanning, or disabling antivirus completely? Does it speed things up?

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I don't have any antivirus, I use linux - one of the small advantages linux has :>

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Which build are you running?


Build #7590.

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