Annoying habit of locking up all instances/windows

Hey,

Love pycharm/intellij overall.... BUT there's one thing that really gets in the way of productivity, the logic for which is really unclear to me.

Say I that I pull something from github using the integration. I'll get something like the following popup:

Useful, right?

Well yes, but then if I want to take the next logical step (which would be to interact with the files somehow, likely using pycharm since it's an IDE and I like, as much as I can, to use the IDE to do stuff).... Well I can't. The popup window prevents me from doing that. I need to close the popup window.....

..... but then I can't see which files where the problematic ones.

It seems to me this is an unforced error in terms of UX. Developpers an overwhelmingly used to have multiple windows/tabs open and interact with them. That's the nature of the game. Why does intelliji (and that is just ONE specific instance, there are many other menu where the behavior is similarly counter-productive) insist on working against me on this?

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Hi, 

Untracked files (colored in red) are also shown in project view, where you can spot them by color. 

If this doesn't work for you for any reason, I suggest submitting a usability issue to our tracker at https://youtrack.jetbrains.com, so it is processed accordingly.

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Hi Andrey,

I did good idea.

Well tbh that's juste one example, one can just as well open settings and be similarly stuck, or run configurations... any popup. And to be honest no what you suggested isn't the same. If I have a large project with dozens of folders & subfolders, I DO NOT want unfold everything and waste my time scanning through it to figure which files I want or not to commit. The usability of that pop (uncommitted files) is that it allows me to have JUST the information I need, and thus go directly to the places that are relevant.

I do have a hard time understand how a product that is built by programmers for programmers wouldn't see that the ability to use multiple windows is a good thing. I suppose somewhere along the lines, some bug crept up, or that was made to "protect" users from having unfinished action... unsure but that's a bad design idea for programmers, who need to work with multiple sources of information at once. That's all I'm saying.

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The usability of that pop (uncommitted files) is that it allows me to have JUST the information I need, and thus go directly to the places that are relevant.

I agree, navigating to files by clicking them in that dialog could be useful. Either way, best we can do now is to create a ticket for this issue and vote for it (maybe advocate to your friends and colleagues to vote for it as well).

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