Navigation

Navigation

Productive ways to move around in your project.

Our IDEs help you find your way through the source code using the declarations, members, method calls, inheritance hierarchy, errors, and so on - as well as through IDE items like actions, settings, and tool windows.

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Quickly Jump to Line

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Quickly Jump to Line
Go to a specific line in a file using the Go to file popup.
Open File

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Open File
Open a file from the Project tool window
Structure tool window

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Structure tool window
Quickly get an overview of your class and jump to the relevant code
File Structure

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File Structure
Get a quick overview of your class file
Select opened file

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Select opened file
Locate an opened file in the project structure
Related problems

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Related problems
Use IntelliJ IDEA's inlay hints to navigate to Related Problems
Recent Files & Locations

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Recent Files & Locations
Quickly navigate around your recent files & locations
Navigate to Test

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Navigate to Test
Go to your matching test class
Navigating Forward & Backward

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Navigating Forward & Backward
Move forward and backward between your locations in the code
Go to Declaration or Implementation

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Go to Declaration or Implementation
Go to Declaration or Usages, or Go to Implementation
How to Quickly Jump to Recent Files in any JetBrains IDE

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How to Quickly Jump to Recent Files in any JetBrains IDE
Are you tired of hunting for that crucial file buried in your project? Say goodbye to the hassle with these IDE shortcuts and tips. Jump to recent files effortlessly in JetBrains IDEs like IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, PhpStorm, WebStorm, GoLand, CLion, RubyMine, and more!
Navigating your project

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Navigating your project
Use Search Everywhere to helps you find code, functions, blueprint usages, and more.
Working with Blueprints

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Working with Blueprints
Navigate back-and-forth between code an blueprints, find usages, ...
Navigating around a Unity project

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Navigating around a Unity project
Find your way around your code base, asset usages, and more.
Find and Show Asset Usages

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Find and Show Asset Usages
Visually understand the scene structure and where an asset is used.
Hierarchy, bookmarks and camera presets

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Hierarchy, bookmarks and camera presets
Find your way through complex scenes.
Search Everywhere

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Search Everywhere
Quickly search throughout your project. For anything!
Navigate to the Last Edited Location

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Navigate to the Last Edited Location
How to navigate to your last edit in WebStorm.
Write SQL queries using popular database packages

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Write SQL queries using popular database packages
Work with SQL queries and get completion and other features automatically.
Moving Through Your Code

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Moving Through Your Code
Tips for moving through and navigating your code base
Opening Tool Windows

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Opening Tool Windows
Quickly open IntelliJ IDEA's tool windows without using the mouse, and easily find items in the window.
Navigating Code with ReSharper

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Navigating Code with ReSharper
Let's look at some fast and easy ways to navigate around a code base.
Shortcuts, Editing and Code Completion

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Shortcuts, Editing and Code Completion
Let's dive into the most important productivity shortcuts, editing, and code completion.
Find Usages

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Find Usages
Use Find Usages to search for references in your code base
Configure Your Editor

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Configure Your Editor
Setup the editor to suit your requirements
Navigate to subtests in table tests

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Navigate to subtests in table tests
Jump to the specific test case from the results window
Navigation in web applications

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Navigation in web applications
How can you find what you want? Let's look at navigating around a code base.
Navigate Cursor Position Back and Forth

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Navigate Cursor Position Back and Forth
Navigate back to where you were, or where you went.
Activate Navigation Bar

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Activate Navigation Bar
Bring up the Navigation Bar as needed, let it disappear when finished.
Find In Path With Navigation Bar

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Find In Path With Navigation Bar
Use keyboard and Navigation Bar to find files under a path.
Create New File With Navigation Bar

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Create New File With Navigation Bar
Activate the Navigation Bar and create a new file somewhere in the project tree.
Navigate to Symbol

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Navigate to Symbol
Navigate your project by code, not files.
Navigate with Select In

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Navigate with Select In
Find the current file in the Project tool window faster.
Find Specific Things Faster

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Find Specific Things Faster
Use Speed search to look for specific information in tool windows and popups.
Navigation in a code base with Rider

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Navigation in a code base with Rider
How to navigate around a code base? Let's look at some easy ways of doing so.
Shortcuts, Editing, and Completion in Rider

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Shortcuts, Editing, and Completion in Rider
Where to start? Let's learn the two most important shortcuts, editing, and code completion.
Open Recent Projects

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Open Recent Projects
Quick ways to navigate to other solutions
Manage Projects

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Manage Projects
Keep your projects organized for an efficient experience
Search in Selection Only

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Search in Selection Only
Limit the search to the selected part of code.
Working with Navigation Bar

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Working with Navigation Bar
Find out how to use the navigation bar efficiently.
Using Recent Locations for Navigation

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Using Recent Locations for Navigation
Preview the part of code and files you've recently edited and get back to them quickly.
File Structure Overview

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File Structure Overview
Get a high-level view of the structure of a specific file.
Using Switcher for Navigation

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Using Switcher for Navigation
Swiftly jump to the last opened file or open a tool window using the popup.
Call Hierarchy

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Call Hierarchy
Analyze call trees for functions or methods
Go to/from a test

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Go to/from a test
Navigate to and from a test subject like a method or function
Jump to the Navigation Bar

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Jump to the Navigation Bar
Get an overview of your current location, and the project itself
Navigate between opened files using the Switcher

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Navigate between opened files using the Switcher
Don't use the mouse to quickly move between multiple files
Navigate to File

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Navigate to File
Jump to a file without using the Project Tool Window, and your mouse
Recent Locations

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Recent Locations
Jump back and forth between files using code snippets you've recently seen
Select in

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Select in
Select the current file in the Project or Changes view and more
Show usages

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Show usages
Quickly discover the usages of the element your cursor is at
Structure popup

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Structure popup
View the file or whole package structure and navigate to any element
Type Hierarchy

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Type Hierarchy
Discover what types implement an interface or what interfaces are implemented by a type
Search Anywhere

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Search Anywhere
Start typing anywhere to search!
42 Tips and Tricks

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42 Tips and Tricks
Become an IDE champ with these bite-sized tips and tricks.
Navigation Bar Intro

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Navigation Bar Intro
Move around files with keyboard, without wasting screen UI space
Find In Path With Navigation Bar

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Find In Path With Navigation Bar
Use keyboard and Navigation Bar to find files under a path.
Create New File With Navigation Bar

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Create New File With Navigation Bar
Activate the Navigation Bar and create a new file somewhere in the project tree.
Narrow Navigation Bar With Speed Search

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Narrow Navigation Bar With Speed Search
Narrow and select from a long folder listing Navigation Bar by typing a speed search.
Open File With Navigation Bar

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Open File With Navigation Bar
Open a file somewhere in the project tree using the keyboard and Navigation Bar.
Navigate Files With Navigation Bar

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Navigate Files With Navigation Bar
Move around your project tree and select files, from your keyboard, with the Navigation Bar.
Activate Navigation Bar

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Activate Navigation Bar
Bring up the Navigation Bar as needed, let it disappear when finished.
Navigate Cursor Position Back and Forth

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Navigate Cursor Position Back and Forth
Easily navigate back to where you were, or where you went.
Navigate to Symbol

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Navigate to Symbol
Navigate your project by code, not files.
Navigate to File

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Navigate to File
Jump to a file without using the Project Tool and your mouse.