I'm being asked, coaxed... to try the "vastly superior" PHPStorm, having been a NetBeans user and contributor for a decade.
One of the biggest features I've grown to love in NetBeans is that I can instantly see what folders -> folder -> folder -> folder -> files have been added (green) and edited (blue) in the files pane. I attached a screenshot showing how this works in NetBeans. In the example, I changed a view template inside the authors folder... as you can see, NB makes it super quick to drill down and find it again. It also shows that I have a syntax error in some file in the src folder.
This is a huge benefit to being able to quickly navigate to and inspect the folder/directory structure and related files to the ones I've been editing. I can also right-click and get a diff and history of any file right from the project pane.
I saw and like and use PHPStorm's VCS -> Show Changes view, but it's really not the same as showing you in real time and in context in the project/files pane where the files are that I've edited during work on a project under version control.
Does PHPStorm have a preference somewhere I missed that provides this feature?
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