Why do you want to ruin everything with new UI? Follow
The existing UI is awesome, why are you messing with it and ruining your product?
I like the old textual panels, they are compact and descriptive, I can organize them to my liking. I don't like these large icons and I do not understand what do they mean. I need to click and guess to find a panel I want. I don't like the amount of space these panels take.
I don't like that hamburger popup menu. Who gave you idea that a smartphone style popup menu is a good idea for a desktop product?
I'm sure that third-party plugin developers won't be dedicating much effort to own icons with consistent design, so all these panels will look like a crap zoo of ugly icons of different shapes and sizes.
I've been using JetBrains products since 2004 (ReSharper) and 2009 (IDEA) and you're destroying everything.
Find another way to occupy yourself, put your hands off the existing UI, no one asked you to do it, so just don't do it. Don't fix something that isn't broken.
If you want it to look like VS Code, then I will rather cancel my subscription and switch to VS Code. At least they have a larger community for the same iconish UI.
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Thanks for sharing your opinion. We understand that you may like old UI more, so it's possible to switch between them easily.
So will you support both UIs for the long term? Or will the new UI replace the old in the near future?
At some moment, the traditional UI will reach the sunset. However, this will not happen in the near future.
This year, we intend to make New UI the default option only for new users.
I believe a lot of users will unsubscribe if you get rid of the old UI. We pay for this product instead of using VS Code because we don't want to use VS Code, and are paying for that privilege. You should stop trying to emulate a free product and leave the UI alone - I realize with an excess budget and too many idle hands it can be hard to "do nothing", but sometimes doing nothing and bug fixing is the best course of action. Take the money you have as a company and realize it as profit, rather than using it to actively destroy your great UI like a lot of other companies have done in the visual dumbing down trend. Analyze your target audience here and ask.. "does it really make sense to sunset a UI that people are paying us to use?". If you become too much like VS Code, I'll simply use VS Code instead.
Thank you for your feedback. For now, we have no plans to eliminate the traditional UI, and it will be an option at least until the end of the next year. Also, our key features, such as "Search everywhere" to execute a command or change a setting, advanced navigation features, and configurable inspections, will be available no matter what UI you use. You can return your tool windows and buttons and make New UI full of elements in minutes.
However, if you figured out that some particular scenario (such as displaying the full path to a file in the window header) is unavailable, please share it with us, and we will work on the missing features implementation.
Hi Nadia thanks that's reassuring. One thing I don't like the look of is the lack of text next to icons (eg: "Notifications", "Database") etc. There should be an option to keep this as I don't want to memorize icons
Do you see the text on hovering your icon? If yes, then probably it's similar to https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-302646, and this would probably be implemented by a plugin.
If you don't see a text when hovering over your icon, then it's a bug. Please write to email@example.com, we should start the investigation.
Hi Nadia yes that issue surmises exactly the way I feel, I'll upvote that