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Bug 124540 - Nowhere to set 'Delay of Completion Window Auto Popup' for any language
Summary: Nowhere to set 'Delay of Completion Window Auto Popup' for any language
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Options (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jan Jancura
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-01-01 01:46 UTC by jlamkw
Modified: 2010-02-18 18:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description jlamkw 2008-01-01 01:46:33 UTC
Tools -> Options -> Editor -> Advanced Options -> Java Editor
Should there be a 'Delay of Completion Window Auto Popup' setting just like the one in JSP and XML Editor?
Comment 1 Vitezslav Stejskal 2008-01-02 14:10:00 UTC
The goal is to remove Advanced Options altogether and expose the 'useful' options in standard mode of the Tools-Options
dialog. However, some of the settings that are rarely used will not be exposed at all. Why do you need to change the
default value of CC delay? Thanks
Comment 2 jlamkw 2008-01-02 15:50:59 UTC
I personally find the delay too long as I'm used to the instant popup in Visual Studio. This is my first time seriously
trying out a Java IDE and initially I thought Netbeans was slow. I later on found out that it used to be configurable in
previous versions but couldn't find it in v6.

I support your goal about exposing useful options in standard mode for majority users but there should still be a
convenient way for more demanding users to tweak rarely used settings.
Comment 3 Vitezslav Stejskal 2008-01-03 10:25:25 UTC
Thanks for the additional info. We might have some sort of a property sheet for advanced users who want to tweak
not-so-commonly-used options.
Comment 4 Petr Dvorak 2008-11-20 14:35:07 UTC
Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 200811200201)
Java: 1.6.0_10-rc; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 11.0-b13
System: Linux version 2.6.27-8-generic running on i386; UTF-8; en_US (nb)

Please note that this option (delay before automatic CC/Javadoc popup) is not present anywhere since 6.5 - it was not
transfered from Advanced Options. Looking at 7.0 GUI, maybe it can be now placed somewhere in "Tools>Options>Editor>Code
Completion" (???).
Comment 5 mwildam 2008-11-20 14:56:33 UTC
As a workaround in the file:

The value completion-auto-popup-delay can be set manually.
Comment 6 Miloslav Metelka 2008-12-01 11:34:27 UTC
Currently no plans for adding a visual option. Will resolve later.
Comment 7 maresv 2009-01-12 14:09:03 UTC
I am missing GUI Builder Grid X, Grid Y options from Advanced Options,
and probably Apply Grid To Position/Size.
Or is it possible to set these options somewhere in configuration files please?

Best regards.
  Vit Mares
Comment 8 Jiri Prox 2009-01-12 15:08:48 UTC
Hi maresv, please file this issue against form component. This issue is about missing 'Delay of Completion Window Auto
Popup'. Your problem must be solved separately in form module. Thanks

-> setting previous values : RESOLVED/LATED
Comment 9 Quality Engineering 2009-11-02 11:02:21 UTC Migration: changing resolution from LATER to WONTFIX
Comment 10 gpohlner 2010-02-18 18:52:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> As a workaround in the file:
> %USERPROFILE%/.netbeans/6.5/config/Editors/text/x-java/Preferences/org-netbeans-modules-editor-settings-CustomPreferences.xml
> The value completion-auto-popup-delay can be set manually.

Just add this to %USERPROFILE%/.netbeans/6.5/config/Editors/text/x-java/Preferences/org-netbeans-modules-editor-settings-CustomPreferences.xml

<entry javaType="java.lang.Integer" name="completion-auto-popup-delay" xml:space="preserve">

the value is in ms