Shifter

Compatible with all products except MPS
05.05.2016
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Detects type of selection, line or keyword at caret and shifts it "up" or "down" on keyboard shortcut. If there's only one shiftable word in a line, it can be shifted without the caret touching it. Lowercase/uppercase or lower case with upper first character of shifted words is maintained.

Default keyboard shortcuts:
  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Comma - Shift Down
  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Period - Shift Up
  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+K - Shift Up More*
  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+J - Shift Down More*

Shift more: repeats shifting the selected value multiple times. The amount of repetitions can be configured in the plugin configuration (default: 10).

Supported generic shifting types:
  • Shifting a multi-line selection sorts the lines alphabetically ascending/descending.
  • Shifting a single-line selection, that is a comma separated list, sorts the items ascending/descending.
  • Shifting a selection within a single line (that is not CSV), detects and swaps characters: single quote vs. double quote OR slash vs. backslash
  • Numeric values - Increments/decrements numbers by 1
  • UNIX (and millisecond based) timestamps - Increments/decrements by one day, shows a balloon info with the shifted date in human-readable format
  • Selected (from questionmark on) ternary expressions - Swaps "than" and "else" statements
  • PHP variables - Shifts to alphabetically next/previous variable found in current document ("shift more" shifts until first variable with a different first letter)
  • Selected PHP array - Shifts among long and shorthand syntax (PHP >= 5.4)
  • Selection of PHP concatenation from two strings / variables - Toggles order of the concatenated parts
  • Selected line of code ending with a trailing //-comment - Moves the comment into a new line before the code
  • Strings wrapped in single/double quotes and backticks - Shifts to alphabetically next/previous quoted string found in current document
  • CSS hex RGB colors - Shifts color value lighter/darker
  • CSS length values - Shifts numeric length values up/down by 1 (units: em, in, px, pt, cm)
  • Encoding/decoding of HTML special characters
  • Roman Numerals
  • Single characters and string consisting from any amount of the same character can be shifted to the prev/next ASCII value
  • Strings ending with numbers - increments/decrements the postfix
Dictionaric keyword shifting: Shifter comes with a customizable, file extension specific and globally usable dictionary of shiftable keywords. Some keyword types from the default dictionary:
  • PHP core magical constants - Shifts PHP's magic constants (__FILE__/__LINE__ etc.)
  • CSS orientations and positioning: top/right/bottom/left and absolute/relative, and geographical directions (north/east/south/west)
  • Accessibility types: public/private/protected
  • MySql data types: Shifts to next bigger/smaller numeric/string type
  • Primitive data types of Java, JavaScript, PHP, Objective-C
  • Doc comment tags (Java, JavaScript, PHP)
  • JavaScript event types (mouse, keyboard, frame/object, form, control, touch)
  • Named colors from the sRGB color space (white/lightgray/gray...)
  • Text styles (bold, italic...)
  • Web image (gif/jpg/png) and audio (au/aif/wav etc.) format extensions
  • Full and abbreviated names of months and weekdays and units of time
  • Logical operators (and/or/xor/not), arithmetic operations (addition/subtraction...) and arithmetic elements (sum/difference/product..)
  • Meta-syntax terms: foo/bar/baz...
  • Names of common data collection types (list/set/bag/dictionary/tree...)
  • Names of numbers (one/two/three etc.) and ordinal numbers (first/second/third etc.)
  • Boolean (paired) keyword values - Toggles true/false, on/off, yes/no (e.g. Objective-C), shown/hidden, show/hide, positive/negative, from/until, enable(d)/disable(d), pass/fail, min/max, expand/collapse, asc/desc, first/last

Please note: This plugin is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.

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Recent change notes

  • 1.3.2 Added: Shift trailing comment from a selected code line into a new line before the code
  • 1.3.1 Added: Toggle order of two space-separated words
  • 1.3.0
    • Upgraded to support Idea version 2016.1 onwards
    • Adapted "restore factory settings" more to general IDE look-and-feel
    • Code cleanup
  • 1.2.14 Added detection + optional reduction of duplicate lines to alphabetical line sorting
  • 1.2.13 Improved ternary expression shifting: can now end with semicolon

...Read full changelog on github

General usage instructions

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Comma - Shift down word at caret / in line / sort selected lines ascending Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Period - Shift up word at caret / in line / sort selected lines descending