IntelliJ IDEA 15.0 Help

Keyboard Shortcuts You Cannot Miss

IntelliJ IDEA, as a keyboard-centric IDE, suggests keyboard shortcuts for most of its actions. 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.

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

The complete keymap reference is available from the main menu (Help | Default Keymap Reference).

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Last modified: 5 November 2015