UI component resize/drag and drop often get mixed up


Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but with the latest IntelliJ IDEA EAP I often try and resize a UI component, but end up dragging and dropping it somewhere else.

Here's a screenshot of what I mean, there is no visual indication (besides the tiny mouse pointer), to where the resizing starts and the moving begins. The region to resize is also quite small.


I think it would be better if there was an option (or by default) to make the entire grab region the resize (like it used to be), and instead use a UI element to drag and drop the UI component, here is an example:


There is also a bug where if you click in the middle or drag too fast it will begin resizing and moving the UI component at the same time, causing very buggy behaviour, but I will submit a bug report for that.

Thank you.


Set to 26 the ide.new.tool.window.resize.area.height registry option:

To open Registry dialog, use Help | Find Action and type Registry.


Thanks, that worked. Why is it set so low by default?


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