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Bug 262261 - improve package navigation
Summary: improve package navigation
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Project (show other bugs)
Version: 8.1
Hardware: PC Mac OS X
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Zezula
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-05-28 02:53 UTC by tveimo
Modified: 2016-07-28 07:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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normal view (61.24 KB, image/png)
2016-05-28 02:53 UTC, tveimo
compact view (62.62 KB, image/png)
2016-05-28 02:53 UTC, tveimo

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Description tveimo 2016-05-28 02:53:13 UTC
Created attachment 159906 [details]
normal view

It would be nice to have a more compact view of the java package structure. It's not really informative to repeatedly list out the base packages of classes in the project navigation panel, it just makes the interface noisy and cluttered. 

It would be nice if the individual package names could be shown with only the first letter. A shortcut key or some other action could toggle compact view on and off.

I've attached two screenshots with default and compact view of the package structure.
Comment 1 tveimo 2016-05-28 02:53:54 UTC
Created attachment 159907 [details]
compact view
Comment 2 Tomas Zezula 2016-07-28 07:43:30 UTC
There is a reduced tree which shows a tree with compacted common part.
However shorten the common names as also a possibility.