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Bug 258725 - "New file..." dialog is clumsy and inefficient, especially with keyboard only
Summary: "New file..." dialog is clumsy and inefficient, especially with keyboard only
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ide
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version: 8.2
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: issues@ide
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-04-08 11:10 UTC by gromit190
Modified: 2016-07-27 20:43 UTC (History)
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Description gromit190 2016-04-08 11:10:07 UTC
When I want to create a new file, I should be able to quickly select what type of file I want without having to select a category first. When opening the dialog, a global filter should be in focus by default. When applying the filter, I should be able to easily select from any type of file (constrained by filter) regardless of "Category".

To create a new class, for instance, I would like to be able to press CTRL+N -> Write "cla" -> Arrow press down to select a Java Class -> Press enter

(Eclipse nails how efficient the new file dialog should be). 

I should not have to use use my mouse or tab some random amount of times to create a Java Class.

This is the single worst issue I have with Netbeans, which should be a pretty clear indication of how great it is :)