IntelliJ IDEA makes it possible to look for any item of the source code, databases, actions, elements of the user interface, etc. in a single action.
- Do one of the following:
- Click in the upper-right corner of the IntelliJ IDEA window.
- Double-press Shift
- In the pop-up window that opens, start typing the search string, to narrow down the suggestion
The search string can be a name of a symbol or action, an option, or an abbreviation of an action.
- Select the desired target from the suggestion list. The further behavior depends on the search
IntelliJ IDEA may silently navigate to the desired source code, show the desired setting, or a
pop-up list of Find Action.
You can also just press the desired shortcut, to switch from the Search everywhere pop-up window to any other navigation and search action: for example, press Ctrl+NCtrl+NCtrl+NCtrl+NShift+Alt+GCtrl+N or Ctrl+MinusCtrl+CommaCtrl+OCtrl+Shift+TCommand OCommand NShift Command T to jump to the selected class, or Ctrl+Alt+SCtrl+Alt+SCtrl+Alt+SCtrl+Alt+SCtrl+Alt+SCtrl+Alt+SAlt+F7Ctrl+Alt+SCtrl+Alt+SCommand CommaCommand CommaCommand Comma to show the corresponding option in the Settings/Preferences dialog.