IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.0 Web Help

Using Macros in the Editor

Macros provide a convenient way to automate repetitive procedures you do frequently while writing code. You can record, edit and playback macros, assign them a shortcut, and share them. Generally speaking, macros are designed for rather simple operations, and as such have the following limitations:

  • Macros can be used for editor-related actions within a file.
  • You cannot record such actions as button clicks, navigating to pop-up dialog boxes, and accessing tool windows or menus.

If a macro is intended for temporary use only, it is unnamed; permanent macros have unique names.

This section describes how to:

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Last modified: 12 November 2014
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