Project tool window | context menu of a file | Compare File with Editor
Project tool window | context menu of two selected folders | Compare Two Files
This dialog is displayed every time you explore differences between files (local history for folders, recent changes, version control, local files and their versions on a remote host, or just comparing files). So doing, you can compare files of any types, including binaries.
The differences viewer provides a powerful editor that enables code completion, live templates etc.
|Item||Tooltip and Shortcut||Description|
|Ctrl+C||Click this button to copy the line at caret in the right pane to the Clipboard.|
|Ctrl+F||Click this button to initiate Finding text procedure and locate the specified string in the current file.|
|or||F7 or Shift+F7||Click this button to move to next / previous difference.|
|Ignore whitespace||Use this drop-down list to define how the differences viewer should treat white spaces in the text.
|Compare Previous File
|Click this button to compare the local copy of the previous file with its update from the server.|
|Click this button to compare the local copy of the next file with its update from the server.|
|Highlighting mode||Select the way differences are highlighted. Possible options are: by word, by line, or no highlighting.|
|Click this button to simultaneously scroll both differences panes; if this button is released, each of the panes can be scrolled independently.|
|F1||Click this button to show reference page.|
|F4||Click this button to open in the editor a file from the active pane. So doing, the caret rests at the same character where it was located in the Differences viewer.|
|Click this button to reveal the drop-down list of available options (show or hide line numbers, indentation guides, white spaces, or soft wraps).|
|Ctrl+Tab||Use this keyboard shortcut to switch between the panes of the Differences viewer.|
|Use these chevron buttons to apply differences between panes.|
|Legend||Shows summary information about the encountered differences: number of differences found, and color map.|