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Fisheye View Plugin for the NetBeans Editor: Useful?

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Fisheye View Plugin for the NetBeans Editor: Useful?

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While I'm on my plugin-writing rampage, I just committed a plugin I was working on a few years ago to NetBeans source base. It's a fisheye view of the editor. Just drag the mouse in the error marker bar on the left of the editor, and get an overview of your whole file and rapidly navigate it! A picture is worth a thousand words (click to enlarge it)...

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A little more information about it is available in yet another blog.

If your IDE contained this feature, do you think you would find it useful, or just eye candy?

 

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