Preview Pane in Commit Tool window disappeared in IDEA 2020.1 Follow
I updated my IntelliJ IDEA to 2020.1. I see that the local changelist that use to come under Version Control Tool window has been moved to Commit Tool window. But the right side preview pane that use appear before has disappeared. Now to see my changes again I have to click Show Diff for each file. Can anyone help on this?
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Preview diff opens in the editor on double-click, or with the Next Change shortcut (F7).
The new UI is optional. It is by default enabled only in new installations.
It is possible to change the UI using the Use non-modal commit interface option in Settings/Preferences | Version Control | Commit.
It is accessible via FInd-Action.
Thank you so much. The older one is so much better. You guys got to think about this.
The screenshot in the online documentation shows the diff preview pane to the right of the list of files (as it should be, and is in the dialog).
How do we get that behavior?
> The screenshot in the online documentation shows the diff preview pane to the right of the list of files (as it should be, and is in the dialog).
Could you please point to the exact screenshot you mean?
In the dialog, the diff was at the bottom.
In the new UI, diff opens in the editor, to the right of the files list, on double-click or with the Next Change shortcut (F7). Then it follows the selection.
Sorry - it was the Commit Dialog page, not tool window.
I'd like to have the diff preview pane available in the same manner as it is on the Commit Dialog.
I am quite late to the party, but I think Matt meant the preview like in this image from a 2019's blog entry: https://blog.jetbrains.com/idea/2019/06/intellij-idea-2019-2-eap5-commit-from-local-changes-and-more/
I would also like to have that layout available:
Directory tree on the left (with the commit controls just below) and the changes on the right.
Does not need to be default, but maybe available as an optional layout.
How do we get this preview window on right?
Make sure the following option is disabled under File | Settings | Version Control | Commit:
Then activate the diff preview option in the tool window in case it's disabled:
I cant see that button Arina Efremova . Im on ubuntu Intellij 2020.3.3
Have you disabled the 'Use non-modal commit interface' option under File | Settings | Version Control | Commit?
If I disable that, the preview panel is on the bottom. Is there a way to move it to right?
Not in the 'Commit Changes' dialog.
If you open the Git tool window (Alt+9), you will see a list of local changes with the diff preview available to the right.
thanks Arina Efremova
Is there any way of sorting the Changelist by modified date instead of alphabetically?
There is a feature request for that (please feel free to vote):
...but with 5 votes (now 6) in 8 years I won't hold my breath *sobs quietly in the corner*