Key promoter

Compatible with  IntelliJ IDEA
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Shows to user how easy he can make same action using only keyboard(menus and toolbar button mouse clicks initiates shortcut display)

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Recent change notes

  • 1.0.6
    • Selena (since 6767) compatible version.
  • 1.0.4
    • NPE fixed.
  • 1.0.3
    • Popup text template configurable now.
    • Possible to set number of uncshortcutted action invocation (or even turn off this feature by 0 value).
    • Minor improvements and bugfixes.
  • 1.0.2
    • Popup redraw issues fixed.
    • Right click now ignored.
    • Refactored and source bundled with plugin (PluginPacker plugin used for packaging).
    • Bugfixes.
  • 1.0
    • Keyboard shortcut association suggested each 3 actio invocations by mouse(not possible to turn off be design :) ).
    • Popup UI impoved.
    • Fixed dialogs overlapping issue.
  • 0.9
    • Popup follow the mouse possible now.
    • Per shortcut stats for invocations (count displayed in tip popup).
  • 0.8
    • Previous shortcuts hiding once new appeared.
    • Alpha channel transparency for background added.
  • 0.7
    • Added configuration
    • Added support for buttons that has mnemonics (disabled by default)(Known issue: For Mac Alt displayed as mnemonic trigger)
  • 0.6
    • Tool window button click added
    • Animation changed
    • Mac menus clicks now supported (thanks to Yegor Yarko and Dmitry Jemerov)
We have it installed by default in our development VM. The pop-up gets in the way all the time. Just because I click a button often doesn't mean that I want a hotkey for it. Hot keys are supposed to be memorable. Attempting to remember 30+ hotkeys is silly.
hey Dmitry Thank you for plugin. Is it still in active development? thanks
recommendation of fix is listed here:
Sorry guys, I'm aware of issue with storage of setting and will fix you once will have time.
This is a phenomenal little plugin.

One request:
Would it be possible to have a less obtrusive notification? (i.e., could one apply an optional transparency or some other means of lessening the UI impact when the status flashes, while retaining a usable duration?)

The reason I ask is that certain hotkeys I've assigned (e.g. Alt+M, F9 for running selected Maven actions) only work when I'm focused on a particular pane; this is likely a bug in IDEA, but it would be nice to be able to continue easily through my work without getting interrupted by the notification when I choose to use the mouse to execute actions. It is a little frustrating when certain areas become unclickable when the notification is flashing.

Altogether though, great plugin!
The plugin has been moved to where it is being actively developed. The latest version currently available at that link is 1.0.10
using Idea under 10.0.1 under Ubuntu, the only hints I get to see are Button Mnemonics (if turned on)

All others stopped working?!
It seems not to work anymore with IDEA 10.
Very good and useful !
Maybe it would be nice to put "shortcut" or "keyboard" in the plugin's name.

Just searching "key" gives too many results and searching "shortcut" gives one plugin, but not the "Key promoter" sadly.

Anyway, very good job !
Such a simple idea, so much productivity.
Looks great, does this need to be installed in conjunction with IntelliJ, or can this be used on its own?

Thank very much for contributing to productivity!

this is very handy... one question, how can i change where the popup window appears?
Great plugin!
One problem though, I am using two monitors and the popup is always displayed in monitor 1 but the IDEA itself is positioned in monitor 2. If it is possible to fix this it will deserve 5 stars.
great feature.
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