IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.0 Web Help

Keyboard Shortcuts You Cannot Miss

IntelliJ IDEA as a keyboard-centric IDE suggests keyboard shortcuts for most of its commands. In this topic, you can find a short list of the most indispensable of them, to make your first steps with IntelliJ IDEA easy.

See the detailed list of default keyboard shortcuts in the Keyboard Shortcuts Reference and learn how to customize your preferred keymap in the Configuring Keyboard Shortcuts section.

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Shift+A Find action by name
Alt+Enter Show the list of available intention actions.
Alt+F1 Switch between views ( Project, Structure, etc.).
Ctrl+Tab Switch between the tool windows and files opened in the editor.
Alt+Home Show the Navigation bar.
Ctrl+J Insert a live template.
Ctrl+Alt+J Surround with a live template.
F4 Edit an item from the Project or another tree view.
Ctrl+Slash
Ctrl+Shift+Slash
Comment or uncomment a line or fragment of code with the line or block comment.
Ctrl+N
Ctrl+Shift+N
Find class or file by name.
Ctrl+D Duplicate the current line or selection.
Ctrl+W and Ctrl+Shift+W Incremental expression selection.
Ctrl+F Find text string in the current file.
Ctrl+Shift+F Find text in the project or in the specified directory.
Double-press Shift Search everywhere.
Ctrl+Shift+F7 Quick view the usages of the selected symbol.
Ctrl+NumPad+
Ctrl+NumPad -
Expand or collapse a code block in the editor.
Ctrl+Space Invoke code completion.
Ctrl+Shift+Enter Smart statement completion.

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Last modified: 12 November 2014
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