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IDEA on Mac OS, arrow keys don't work as expected

Sonny Gill
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Joined: Feb 02, 2002
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This is a problem I have in IDEA 6, wondering if this has changed in the next version.

The arrow keys don't work in some places. For example, right click on an open tab, then context menu shows up, but you can't navigate down using arrow keys.
Similarly, in Project Structure, if I right click on a module in the tree structure on the left side, I can select Add, Delete, Find usages etc., but I can't navigate to the right using the arrows on Add and Move Module to Group.

I don't know if it is the same on Linux or Windows, but I only noticed it when I moved to Mac OS (Tiger).


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Dmitry Jemerov
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Joined: Nov 24, 2006
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Hello Sonny,

Looks like both of these problems still happen with the latest version of IntelliJ IDEA. We'll try to fix them in a 7.0.x bugfix update.

You can watch the JIRA issues to get notified when the problems are resolved:

Thanks for your feedback!

Dmitry Jemerov<br />Development Lead<br />JetBrains, Inc.<br /><a href="http://www.jetbrains.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.jetbrains.com/</a><br />"Develop with Pleasure"
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