Disable IntelliJ Starred (Package) Imports?
I'm a migrating Eclipse IDE user and am learning my way round IntelliJ IDEA 9.
By default Eclipse IDE won't use a starred import until you import 99 classes from the same package, so it practically never happens.
But IntelliJ IDEA seems only too keen to do it, and I can't work out how to disable it.
For example, after typing JList then ALT + ENTER to auto-import, the whole javax.swing package is imported instead of just the class I specify.
I tried excluding javax.swing from the auto-completion, but that just stops any Swing classes from being suggested, which is counter-productive.
You can set this setting here.
In IDEA 14+ the sequence is:
Settings > Editor > Code Style > Java > Imports > Class count to use import with '*'
In older version of IDEA:
Settings -> Java -> Code Style -> Imports -> Class count to use import with '*'
The feature can not be disabled. You need to set it to a high value, e.g. 99.
In 2016.1.1 version You should also remove the lines under Packages to Use Import with '*', e.g. import javax.*;
14 & 15 & 16 EAP
File > Settings... > Editor > Code Style > Java > Imports > in General area add a big number for Class count to use import with '*': / Names count to use static import with '*':
12 & 13
File > Settings... > Code Style > Java > Imports > in General area add a big number for Class count to use import with '*':
P.S.: Java is after Code Style in the path.
And you also have to remove package names from the "Packages to use import with *" list box just below the "Class count to use import with " text boxes. Swing and AWT are there by default I think. I still was having import javax.swing.; added even though I had the class count set to 999. I used the minus sign button to remove Swing and Awt from the box and then it worked.