our entire team has stopped using intellij's "rename" capability - because it's just too dangerous - it just renames all sorts of random stuff - we've lost massive amount of time because someone tried a refactor and stuff got renamed that shouldn't.... but it's also annoying, with the box coming up asking if you if you also want to rename this.
Bottom line - if there's even a 0.000001% chance that you might not also want to rename something else - then I want to just fix the answer to no. If I rename a value - I only want to rename anything that would cause a compile error - and the corresponding javadoc. NO I don't want to rename comments, or related symbols, or overloards, or just the same symbol name in completely different classes. And I _certainly_ don't want to get a dialog box coming up asking me about things.. it's actually quicker and easier to rename by hand and then hit build and follow through the compile errors.
What I don't understand - rename is a common refactoring - basically every other IDE does it - and no one screws it up like this.
Is there any way to set intellij to sort of just do a "simple" rename - and just assume I answered "no" to anything that's even slightly in doubt?