Find in Path gutter and more UI improvements in Rider 2017.2

In Rider 2017.2 EAP, we made some changes to Find in Path (Ctrl+Shift+F). Search results from the same lines are now merged together. The Preview panel now has a left-hand gutter that displays line numbers, navigation icons, context actions and local change markers. This makes it easy to make changes directly from a search!
Find in Path improvements

Usually, we write our blog posts using Rider’s dark Darcula theme. However, since the IntelliJ platform received various user interface improvements that Rider is now taking advantage of, this blog post will feature a couple of light screenshots as well.

On Windows 10 (in the IntelliJ theme), the appearance of buttons, radio buttons, checkboxes, text fields, select controls, spinner and a few others has been updated to follow the system look and feel. The drop-down and checkboxes in the next screenshot show this in action:
Look and feel of Windows 10 controls

For high-DPI users on Windows, we now scale the UI and fonts based on the monitor Rider is running on. This makes the UI look more crisp and provides better support for environments where multiple monitors have different scaling settings (although we’re still ironing out a few issues).

Please download Rider 2017.2 EAP and give the new build a try!

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7 Responses to Find in Path gutter and more UI improvements in Rider 2017.2

  1. LordJZ says:

    > For high-DPI users on Windows, we now scale the UI and fonts based on the monitor Rider is running on. This makes the UI look more crisp and provides better support for environments where multiple monitors have different scaling settings.

    These statements contradict eath other. So which is it?

    • Maarten Balliauw says:

      Imagine monitor A has scale set to 100%, monitor B to 200%. Rider will now automatically use 100% on monitor A an 200% on monitor B.

      * This makes the UI look more crisp and provides better support for environments where multiple monitors have different scaling settings.
      * We now scale the UI and fonts based on the monitor Rider is running on.

      • LordJZ says:

        Let me put it this way: do all (or most) Rider windows support true PM-DPI (with the exception of minor bugs mentioned above), or is there some trickery involved and the statements above are marketing cover-up for poor high-DPI implementations? If it’s the former, then you should advertise it like that because it’s a great feature.

        Because right now it reads as a marketing cover-up for a poor man’s high-DPI implementation. What does “Rider will use 100% on monitor A” even mean? The closest I can imagine is “RIder will use 100% when its main window is on monitor A”, which is not what PM-DPI is supposed to do AT ALL; in fact, heavy PM-DPI users like myself will most likely turn this feature off in compatibility settings if this is how Rider actually behaves.

        Either way this is poor wording. Sorry for the nit-picking.

  2. john says:

    Any ideas how to disable search match type tooltip? all it does is block my view of the code.
    Seems to have started to appear after the latest update
    https://ibb.co/g5aHQb

  3. Urs Meili says:

    Can the “Find in path” window be configured not to be closed automatically whenever I click somewhere in the editor? I could not find any settings for this, and it is very disturbing.

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