Geertjan's Blog

  • January 18, 2014

Width of JavaScript Code Completion Box in NetBeans IDE

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

One thing I don't like about doing JavaScript in NetBeans IDE is the very wide code completion box, see below. Doesn't even fit in this blog, it's so wide, nor in the browser when you enlarge it below, without scrolling.

In NetBeans IDE 8, there's a new option to configure the width of the code completion box for JavaScript. You can see it below, "Code Completion Item Signature Char Width", which is set to 40 by default, but I prefer 10:

And now the code completion box is much friendlier:

And check out the cool Phaser code completion:

Note: This code completion configuration option is not in NetBeans IDE 8 Beta. It was added after that was released. You'll need a nightly build or wait for the final NetBeans IDE 8 release.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • guest Sunday, January 19, 2014

    It would be nice if this option were available for Java too.

  • antk Monday, January 20, 2014

    It would be even nicer if the completion pop-ups were resizable (with sizes that are persisted) like in Eclipse ...

  • guest Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Agree with antk. There's no need to have single digit precision for the popup width in some hidden preference. Being able to visibly adjust it to a comfortable size is much more logical.

  • markiewb Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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