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Excellent feature (you can say that I didn't use IntelliJ). If I use it on
more than one symbol, previous one stays highlighted, which makes it hard to
differentiate. Is it possible to de-highlight previous one, and leave only
the current one active?


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Hi!

I think is is simple to differentiate the last symbol as it is the last
highlighted one. Seeing the entire prefix highlighted is more helpful as it:

1) is more noticeable
2) allows you to see the entire prefix you entered while keeping focused
on the lookup list.

--
Oleg Stepanov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"
"Predrag Stanar" <predrag.remove_next_dot.stanar@ihsenergy.com> wrote in
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Excellent feature (you can say that I didn't use IntelliJ). If I use it on
more than one symbol, previous one stays highlighted, which makes it hard

to

differentiate. Is it possible to de-highlight previous one, and leave only
the current one active?

>
>


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Forget it :) Just stuck to your previous message about highlighting in code
completion :)

But now armed with new understanding of your question I think that the
current behaviour is more usable. I frequently need to highlight several
symbols (e.g. a field and the matching property, several overloads of a
method, etc.).

You can easily de-highlight previous symbol by using Escape key.

--
Oleg Stepanov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"
"Oleg Stepanov (JetBrains)" <Oleg.Stepanov@JetBrains.Com> wrote in message
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Hi!

>

I think is is simple to differentiate the last symbol as it is the

last

highlighted one. Seeing the entire prefix highlighted is more helpful as

it:
>

1) is more noticeable
2) allows you to see the entire prefix you entered while keeping

focused

on the lookup list.

>

--
Oleg Stepanov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"
"Predrag Stanar" <predrag.remove_next_dot.stanar@ihsenergy.com> wrote in
message news:c0mmra$8bh$1@is.intellij.net...

Excellent feature (you can say that I didn't use IntelliJ). If I use it

on

more than one symbol, previous one stays highlighted, which makes it

hard

to

differentiate. Is it possible to de-highlight previous one, and leave

only

the current one active?

>
>

>
>


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Ahh! Escape, that's the trick. Wasn't mentioned in the features list. That's
even better than having only one. Thanks.

"Oleg Stepanov (JetBrains)" <Oleg.Stepanov@JetBrains.Com> wrote in message
news:c0nvaa$97e$1@is.intellij.net...

Forget it :) Just stuck to your previous message about highlighting in

code

completion :)

>

But now armed with new understanding of your question I think that the
current behaviour is more usable. I frequently need to highlight several
symbols (e.g. a field and the matching property, several overloads of a
method, etc.).

>

You can easily de-highlight previous symbol by using Escape key.

>

--
Oleg Stepanov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"
"Oleg Stepanov (JetBrains)" <Oleg.Stepanov@JetBrains.Com> wrote in message
news:c0nfgd$udo$1@is.intellij.net...

Hi!

>

I think is is simple to differentiate the last symbol as it is the

last

highlighted one. Seeing the entire prefix highlighted is more helpful as

it:
>

1) is more noticeable
2) allows you to see the entire prefix you entered while keeping

focused

on the lookup list.

>

--
Oleg Stepanov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"
"Predrag Stanar" <predrag.remove_next_dot.stanar@ihsenergy.com> wrote in
message news:c0mmra$8bh$1@is.intellij.net...

Excellent feature (you can say that I didn't use IntelliJ). If I use

it

on

more than one symbol, previous one stays highlighted, which makes it

hard

to

differentiate. Is it possible to de-highlight previous one, and leave

only

the current one active?

>
>

>
>

>
>


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Ahh! Escape, that's the trick. Wasn't mentioned in the features list.


Added.

--
Valentin Kipiatkov
Chief Scientist, Vice President of Product Development
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

"Predrag Stanar" <predrag.remove_next_dot.stanar@ihsenergy.com> wrote in
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Ahh! Escape, that's the trick. Wasn't mentioned in the features list.

That's

even better than having only one. Thanks.

>

"Oleg Stepanov (JetBrains)" <Oleg.Stepanov@JetBrains.Com> wrote in message
news:c0nvaa$97e$1@is.intellij.net...

Forget it :) Just stuck to your previous message about highlighting in

code

completion :)

>

But now armed with new understanding of your question I think that the
current behaviour is more usable. I frequently need to highlight several
symbols (e.g. a field and the matching property, several overloads of a
method, etc.).

>

You can easily de-highlight previous symbol by using Escape key.

>

--
Oleg Stepanov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"
"Oleg Stepanov (JetBrains)" <Oleg.Stepanov@JetBrains.Com> wrote in

message

news:c0nfgd$udo$1@is.intellij.net...

Hi!

>

I think is is simple to differentiate the last symbol as it is the

last

highlighted one. Seeing the entire prefix highlighted is more helpful

as

it:
>

1) is more noticeable
2) allows you to see the entire prefix you entered while keeping

focused

on the lookup list.

>

--
Oleg Stepanov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"
"Predrag Stanar" <predrag.remove_next_dot.stanar@ihsenergy.com> wrote

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Excellent feature (you can say that I didn't use IntelliJ). If I use

it

on

more than one symbol, previous one stays highlighted, which makes it

hard

to

differentiate. Is it possible to de-highlight previous one, and

leave

only

the current one active?

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