How productive you are?

Even experienced users do not use the full functionality of their products. Sometimes they do not need it, but more often they simply don’t know about it. Of course there are lots of resources that can help you study the product (tips&tricks, demos, tutorials, etc.) But imagine that the IDE itself can tell you about the functionality you missed.

Well, PhpStormWebStorm can do such a thing (or a kind of it). It has Productivity Guide displaying the most productive IDE features, and statistics on how often you use it.

To open the Productivity Guide dialog , click Help | Productivity Guide.

Each feature has not only statistics info, but also the tip explaining what it is and how to use it. You will be surprised to see how many features you never used.

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6 Responses to How productive you are?

  1. Thanks, now i’ve learned wrapping blocks. I disabled tips at startup because usually I’m not into learning when new project is waiting, this comes in handy just to browse things while I’m in one.. just to see stats.

  2. Shein Alexey says:

    These are very great navigation features but default hot keys are real disaster. Do you really use all that Ctrl+Shift+Alt+PrintScreen+Q?
    Very useful Find class (Ctrl+N) is ok, but not less useful Find File is already (Ctrl+Shift+N) and Find Symbol is much worse – (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N). More examples: Run Inspection by Name: (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I), Surround With (Ctrl+Alt+T) and etc.
    There is a lot of available Alt+ combination, please, review these keys, because as they start involve more than two keys they begin to be very tedious and really not “hot” but “which was that key and that and that oh at last” keys.

  3. Alexey Gopachenko says:

    @Shein Alexey The default keymap has about 10 years of history now and a huge user base – so this is not something that you can just rewrite. The main key to speed here is the familiarity, not the actual shortcuts.

    Anyway feel free to create any alternative keymaps and share them with community. And may be one day some of them will be included in future builds of IDE.

  4. Aleksey says:

    Just great! I can check how good I know (and use) PhpStorm features now. Thanks!

  5. reesd says:

    The most important hot key to know is Ctrl-Shift-A, which allows you to look up actions by typing a partial name (e.g. “go” or “name”). I use it all the time, and happily it shows the hot keys for the listed commands so you can use the right hot key later if you like.

  6. tc says:

    It’s just another proof that you guys really ROCK!

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