Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Annoyed about NetBeans IDE

Danny Nieuwegein from Netherlands is annoyed about NetBeans IDE and the most annoying thing in NetBeans IDE as he mentions, in his blog is, CTRL-F4 closing not only the code windows, but also the project window! and when he cleans up his screen by holding CTRL-F4, all the windows including project windows gets closed and then he need to track down the option to turn the project window back on!

I tried what he is saying and indeed the CTRL+F4 keyboard shortcut closes one window at a time in NetBeans IDE and ultimately you get just the main window.

I think Danny wants a way to close only the editor windows.  I tried to find out how to do that by right clicking an editor window.

I go the keyboard shortcut for closing all the editor windows as CTRL + SHIFT + W and it worked.  So now atleast this cannot be a reason to get annoyed with NetBeans IDE and we can use this keyboard shortcut to close just the editor windows.

With Regards
Tushar Joshi, Nagpur


  1. Not everything was closed after continuing pressing Ctrl-F4, the main tool bar is still there! So we may use Window/Reset Windows to get things back, not so annoyed in my opinion, but a bit if you have highly customized layout.

  2. Related to this, IMO, bug, is the closing of a file using Alt+F C. Instead of closing a single editor window, it closes the project.

    I was able to get around this by manually setting a keyboard shortcut in the Options menu.