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CTRL+TAB tip

Probably the last tip  is the IDE status bar that could help you in situation, where you have opened more files with the same name. The status bar displays full file path of the selected file in the popup window that is displayed during switching between opened files in the editor through CTRL+TAB short cut.

I have also created four issues, the issue #178090 that explains the problem and is basically umbrella for three issues:

  • #178091 - Display in title bar path for the edited file
  • #178093 - Display in the window with open file list (CTRL+TAB) path of the selected file
  • #178094 - Provide file navigator bar

If you have any comment about this issues, please write the comment directly into the issue. It's much better if it looks like that the issue is a voice of our users, then it looks like an idea of a NetBeans developer:).

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Comments ( 7 )
  • hops Saturday, December 5, 2009

    CSS syntax-checker bug?

    a[href\^="https://"] (or $=, \*=) .. "unexpected sybols found"


  • Tomas Sunday, December 6, 2009

    I totally agree! This is also in Java development very annoying usability problem. I also filled related issue many months ago:

    https://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=155833

    I will vote for all of youu.


  • Petr Pisl Monday, December 7, 2009

    Hops, could you give me a hint, where you find the typo?


  • hops Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    Substring matching attribute selectors /added in CSS3/

    e.g. \^= (or $= or \*=)

    http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-selectors/#attribute-substrings

    Also, for example, this perfectly legal rule is evaluated as a warning: q { quotes: '"' '"' "'" "'"; } .. because css sytax checker doesn't know this: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/syndata.html#value-def-string


  • nik Friday, March 5, 2010

    Would be nice, to see this feature for the "Show opened documents list"-button as well.


  • Vadim Thursday, July 15, 2010

    This is a only problem in this IDE (fro php) for me.

    If you working using some framework (zend, symfony..), usually there was a lot of files with same name (by framework design). for example: action.class.php

    http://www.engoyan.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Capture1.PNG

    And that really confusing programmer when he don't know which file he editing right now.


  • slier Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Why dont the developer simply show the full path to the file in the status bar when the user select the file?

    Why bother with alt + tab ?


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