A WebStorm task is an activity performed in WebStorm. Each task is identified by a task name.
Normally, a task correlates with an issue in your issue tracking system. This correlation is set by using the desired issue ID as the task name. When you switch between tasks, WebStorm cleans your workspace, creates a changelist for the task, and loads a stack trace, if any.
Alternatively, you can define a task yourself so it reflects an activity that is not registered in your issue tracker.
All WebStorm tasks are listed in the drop-down list on the toolbar. This drop-down list is available only when you have at least one opened issue from the tracker or a self-defined task.
- A context is a set of files opened in the editor while working on a task or independently from it. You can switch between contexts by switching between tasks associated with them. Alternatively, you can save and clear contexts independently from any tasks.