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Old 31.12.2017, 15:17
JerryL JerryL is offline
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Default Don't lose partially renamed text when temporarily switching window focus

Hi and Happy New Year!
This is longstanding issue which I hope you can address: When you rename a single file or package "in-place", have made changes to the name, but then temporarily switch focus away to another window without hitting enter, you lose all the changes you made to the name.

So I have to remember to always hit enter before switching focus away, even if I haven't completed the rename. The typical use case is that I am switching away to another window to copy portions of the new name from somewhere else to paste in. It's a recurrent issue for me because I like to include a lot of descriptive info in the names of files and packages to aid in file searching.

I don't think this the usual behavior with other applications. I'd much rather see my incomplete rename be applied then to lose everything I did and start over after switching focus.

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