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How do I permanently disable smart insert for all file types, forever?

How do I permanently disable smart insert for all file types, forever?

How do I permanently disable smart insert for all file types, forever?

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I've been struggling for the past 6 hours to find a way to permanently disable the ironically-named "smart insert" feature of Eclipse (ironic, as I've yet to see anything smart about it - it causes me to spend longer coding as I have to edit out all the crap it forces upon me).

I've searched the help files, the internet, and turned off pretty much every autocomplete, content assist, and typing option going for all file types, and even blanked all comment code templates for all languages... and yet Eclipse still persists in second guessing what I know I want to do, visually raping me with extra asterisks whenever I type /* and press Enter.

I guess I should count myself lucky it's only in my JS and PHP editors, and that it doesn't do it in my CSS editor as well.

I know I can turn it off on the menu or using the shortcut key, but this seems to be a per-file setting - when I open another file (even of the same type), the bloody thing has turned itself back on - which makes my blood boil. If I turn a setting off, I expect it to stay off, not sneak itself back on at every possible opportunity!

I don't want to ditch Eclipse in favour of another IDE as I've used it for years (and I detest the SVN integration in IntelliJ), but if I can't find a way to disable what must be the most annoying feature ever invented, I might go postal!

I would be more grateful than you will ever know if someone could tell me how I can disable smart insert permanently, no ifs, no buts - always. If it helps, I'm using Eclipse 3.6.1.

Thanks,

Dan

 

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