Just some feedback

I'm not sure if there is a better subforum to post this, if so mods please move it.

I just wanted to say how awesome phpStorm is (enough to make me spend time to register and write this :p )  and congratulate the devs for their excellent work. I've been using numerous php IDEs in the 13 years I've been programming PHP (and many others for C++, C#, Java, Flex, numerous embedded platforms) and its the first time I'm so satisfied of a programming environment. I've been using the trial version for a while and I'm seriously considering buying it. Great job to the devs for making my job so much more efficient with tiny little details that make all the difference. Please keep making all the functions accessible with key strokes and adding more quick code navigation features so we can concentrate 100% on the code and not navigating through the IDE, looking for the right function to edit, in the right file, or the right menu option etc.

Two suggestions for features I'm miss from other applications:

1. Quickmarks from PHPEdit are a feature similar to bookmarks but a little different in operation. Place a quickmark with alt+home in any position in a file, do whatever you need to do elsewhere in the project and jump back to that position with alt+end, removing that quickmarks. Multiple quickmarks can be placed in a file or even multiple files and by pressing alt+end the IDE jumps to them in the reverse order they are placed (that is, last placed is jumped to first). Here's a video that demonstrates this feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCJliWsxwvs

2. Not so important but still good to have is the search command box like in Solidworks. If you don't know where a menu item or a toolbar is located, pressing w shows an input box where you can type the name (or part of the name) of the action you are looking for and it is immediately show under the input box as you type. Just select it with the the arrow keys and press enter to execute it. Every search result has a small icon next to it which when pressed opens the menu for you and shows you with an arrow when this item is located. Here's a video that demonstrates this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCfG-8jEvI

I apologize if this is not the right forum for this kind of threads.

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Hi there,

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You can post new Feature Request ticket with detailed information about desired behaviour in Issue Tracker (but please search first for existing tickets first in http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/IDEA and http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/IDEABKL as well)

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Help | Find Action... (Ctrl+Shift+A)
or
Find Anywhere (Shift two times) -- available since v7.1

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Bazzik wrote:

Hi there,

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Help | Find Action... (Ctrl+Shift+A)
or
Find Anywhere (Shift two times) -- available since v7.1

Thanks! I wasnt aware of the Find Action option. I'm using shiftx2 heavily but I somehow didn't notice it searches menu items too.

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