Re: [ide-dev] 10 ideas to improve Eclipse IDE usability
On 2 Jun 2014, at 14:28, Mickael Istria wrote:
On 05/28/2014 11:18 PM, Daniel Megert wrote:
> Even just showing a link on the warning pop-up to the
Project/Workspace preference page to customize warning would be a
very good thing.
I didn't know that... That's pretty cool to understand that most good
ideas we repeat now are already implemented somewhere in Eclipse.
Maybe you're using CDT? If you use JDT this is there for quite some
And the button on the left allows to configure how the problem is
shown in the editor.
Now the question is more, how comes that such a tool isn't known from
some (most?) of us? I'm pretty sure that the "F2 to focus" is to
blame. I never hit F2, it's too far away from the space bar. And
moreover, I didn't expected something so cool to be hidden, so I never
thought that focusing was providing so much new powers. The current
"F2 to focus" message doesn't tease me enough to make me actually hit
F2 and see what it's worth.
That's a general criticism I'd make to Eclipse IDE (similarly to the
some others UX things we already discussed there): some big powers are
hidden, difficult to guess, difficult to access, forgotten. For this
specific example, what would it cost to show the whole popup by
default, with an option "F2 for shorter version" ? A few pixels lost
on screen when hovering? It's a very low-cost for highlighting those
cool informations without additional effort.
with the amount of buttons this would add to the UI by default I would
say No to it.
You do realise as soon as you move your mouse in the field the buttons
btw. I didn't know this feature existed either - but now I do I like it
but I wouldn't want my default hover to be ugly ;)