IntelliJ IDEA displays the Welcome screen, when no project is opened. From this screen, you can quickly access the major starting points of IntelliJ IDEA. Welcome screen appears, when you close the current project in the only instance of IntelliJ IDEA. If you are working with multiple projects, closing a project results in closing the IntelliJ IDEA window, in which it was running, except for the last one.
Welcome screen is divided into the following sections: Quick Start, and Recent Projects.
If appropriate, the left-hand pane shows a list of projects you've been recently working with. Click a project to reopen it.
To find a project of interest, start typing its name.
To delete a recent project from the list, follow these steps:
- Use the Tab key to move focus into the list of Recent projects.
- Use arrows keys to select the project you'd like to remove, or find it, as shows above.
- Click Delete button .
- Confirm removing in the Remove Recent Project dialog.