IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 Help

Configuring Behavior of the Editor Tabs

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Changing the number of editor tabs

To change the maximum allowed number of tabs

  1. Open the Editor settings. To do that, click /help/img/idea/2017.2/settings.png on the main toolbar, then click the Editor node in the Setting/Preferences dialog box that opens.
  2. In the Editor Tabs page of the Editor settings (Settings/Preferences - Editor - General - Editor Tabs), type the desired maximum allowed number of the editor tabs to be opened at a time in the Tab limit field.

Disabling editor tabs

To disable editor tabs

  • In the Editor Tabs page of the Editor settings, select None from the Tab placement drop-down list.

Tips and tricks

  • If the tab limit equals to 1, the tabs will be disabled. If you want the editor to never close the tabs, type some unreachable number.
  • With the disabled tabs, use the View | Recent files (Ctrl+E) command to quickly switch between files.
Last modified: 26 October 2017

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