Tricks

Tricks

Little IDE tricks that you might not know about.

Evaluate Expression

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Evaluate Expression
Evaluate an expression during a debugging session
Magic Wand

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Magic Wand
Use the Magic Wand to Resolve Simple Conflicts
Open File

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Open File
Open a file from the Project tool window
Quick Documentation

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Quick Documentation
Pull up Quick Documentation in the editor
Type Information

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Type Information
Pull up Type Information for an expression
Structure tool window

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

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Split and move right
View two files side by side
Close tabs

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Close tabs
Close inactive tabs
Hide tool windows

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Hide tool windows
Hide or restore all tool windows
Search collapsed code

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Search collapsed code
Search collapsed code to find what you need
VCS Popup

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VCS Popup
Open VCS actions using the keyboard
Tips for Reading Code

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Tips for Reading Code
Tips to help you read and understand code in IntelliJ IDEA
JetBrains AI Assistant

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JetBrains AI Assistant
Using AI Assistant to understand code
Formatting

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Formatting
Formatting Code in IntelliJ IDEA
Additional hints

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Additional hints
Quick Documentation & Type Information
Introduction

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Introduction
Reading Code in IntelliJ IDEA
Refactoring

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Refactoring
Refactoring code for understanding
Searching

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Searching
Searching the code
Reader mode

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Reader mode
Render doc comments in Reader Mode
Summary and Shortcuts

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Summary and Shortcuts
Reading Code in IntelliJ IDEA Summary
Structure

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Structure
A quick view at the structure of the code
Version control (Git) history

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Version control (Git) history
Using Version control (Git) history to understand the project
Testing and debugging

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Testing and debugging
Testing and debugging in IntelliJ IDEA
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
Custom project icons

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Custom project icons
Add a custom icon to your project
Group projects

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Group projects
Group your projects together in the Welcome Screen
Show diff for failing test

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Show diff for failing test
Quickly see the diff for failing test
Creating code

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Creating code
IntelliJ IDEA will help create code for you
Using regex

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Using regex
Using language injection to work with Regex
Related problems

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Related problems
Use IntelliJ IDEA's inlay hints to navigate to Related Problems
Using SQL

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Using SQL
Using language injection to work with SQL
Debugging

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Debugging
Use the debugger to help you understand what your code is doing.
Debugging Streams

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Debugging Streams
Visualize the flow of data through a stream
Git

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Git
Git tool window
Gutter icons

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Gutter icons
Information about your code in the gutter icons
Parameter information

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Parameter information
Finding the parameter type
Problem window

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Problem window
Problems tool window
Recent Files & Locations

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Recent Files & Locations
Quickly navigate around your recent files & locations
Scrollbars

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Scrollbars
Information about your code in the scrollbars
Manage dependencies

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Manage dependencies
Manage dependencies in the Dependencies tool window
Code Completion

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Code Completion
Code Completion Overview
Multiple carets

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Multiple carets
Using multiple carets
Refactoring

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Refactoring
Refactoring overview
Right split window

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Right split window
View two files side by side
Run Anything

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Run Anything
How to use the Run Anything dialog
Code With Me

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Code With Me
Collaborate remotely using Code With Me
Enable new UI

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Enable new UI
How to enable the new UI
Feature Trainer

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Feature Trainer
Learn IntelliJ IDEA features using the Feature Trainer
Select Kotlin Multiplatform dependencies

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Select Kotlin Multiplatform dependencies
Select Kotlin Multiplatform dependencies in the Dependencies tool window
Focus on your code

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Focus on your code
Focus on your code window
Go to Declaration or Implementation

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Go to Declaration or Implementation
Go to Declaration or Usages, or Go to Implementation
Notifications

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Notifications
Notifications tool window
Productivity Guide

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Productivity Guide
Using the Productivity Guide
Reformat code

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Reformat code
How to reformat code
Remove dependency

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Remove dependency
Remove dependency in the Dependencies tool window
Shortcuts and Abbreviations

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Shortcuts and Abbreviations
Using shortcuts and abbreviations
Themes and Plugins

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Themes and Plugins
Available themes, installing plugins
Upgrade dependencies

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Upgrade dependencies
Upgrade dependencies from the Dependencies tool window
Import project

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Import project
Importing a project into IntelliJ IDEA
Import existing project

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Import existing project
Importing an existing project into IntelliJ IDEA
Introduction

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Introduction
Importing a project into IntelliJ IDEA
Open multiple projects

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Open multiple projects
Opening multiple repositories into one project in IntelliJ IDEA
Open project

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Open project
Opening a project in IntelliJ IDEA
Project from existing model

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Project from existing model
Importing a project from existing model
Project from existing sources

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Project from existing sources
Importing a project from existing sources
Open recent project

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Open recent project
Opening a recent project in IntelliJ IDEA
Project from version control

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Project from version control
Cloning a project from version control
Summary and Shortcuts

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Summary and Shortcuts
Importing projects into IntelliJ IDEA Summary
Dependency Details Pane

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Dependency Details Pane
See relevant information about your dependencies
Duplicate lines

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Duplicate lines
Duplicate the current line or a selected block
Refactor Rename

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Refactor Rename
Renaming classes, methods, and variables in IntelliJ IDEA
Upgrade dependencies

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Upgrade dependencies
Upgrade dependencies from the pom.xml
Compare with Clipboard

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Compare with Clipboard
Quickly compare two files
Font

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Font
Configure font, font size, and more
Extract Variable

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Extract Variable
Extract code to a variable
Presentation Mode Font Size

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Presentation Mode Font Size
Configure font size for Presentation Mode
Presentation Mode

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Presentation Mode
Enter and Exit Presentation Mode using Quick Switch Scheme
Bookmarks

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Bookmarks
Using bookmarks in IntelliJ IDEA
Add anonymous bookmarks

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Add anonymous bookmarks
How to add bookmarks without an identifier
Navigate to bookmarks

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Navigate to bookmarks
How to navigate to created bookmarks
Summary and Shortcuts

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Summary and Shortcuts
Using bookmarks in IntelliJ IDEA Summary
Introduction

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Introduction
Using bookmarks in IntelliJ IDEA
Enable mouse zoom

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Enable mouse zoom
Enable mouse zoom to quickly enlarge (or reduce) your font size
Create scratch files

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Create scratch files
Turn show line numbers off and on
Show line numbers

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Show line numbers
Turn show line numbers off and on
Marco Codes - 7 Great Terminal/CLI tools

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Marco Codes - 7 Great Terminal/CLI tools
exa, clink, rg & rga, plocate, bat, jq, f%$!
Presenting with IntelliJ IDEA

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Presenting with IntelliJ IDEA
Tips & tricks to level up your presentation skills with IntelliJ IDEA.
Built in Spell Checking

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Built in Spell Checking
IntelliJ IDEA can spell check and fix errors for you
Assign a keyboard shortcut

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Assign a keyboard shortcut
Use Find Actions to assign a keyboard shortcut
Code Completion for the Stream API

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Code Completion for the Stream API
IntelliJ IDEA can add the stream() call for us
Different viewing modes for your code

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Different viewing modes for your code
IntelliJ IDEA has lots of different ways for you to view your code depending on your requirements
Run Anything

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Run Anything
Launch run/debug configurations, applications, scripts, commands, tasks, and open recent projects.
Add Favourite Photo as Background

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Add Favourite Photo as Background
If you want to look at your favourite photo while coding you can set it as your background image
Complete Statement

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Complete Statement
Complete statement can add your semicolons, brackets and manage caret placement for you.
Using Escape

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Using Escape
How to exit dialogs and return your focus to the editor
Reformat File

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Reformat File
How to reformat a file or section of code
Running and Terminating/Stopping a Process

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Running and Terminating/Stopping a Process
How to run and stop a process
Rearranging Code in IntelliJ IDEA

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Rearranging Code in IntelliJ IDEA
How you can rearrange code in your classes and projects
Reformatting Code in IntelliJ IDEA

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Reformatting Code in IntelliJ IDEA
Why and how you can reformat code in your projects
Search Everywhere

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Search Everywhere
Tips for using Search Everywhere (Shift+Shift)
Type into any dialog to search

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Type into any dialog to search
You can start typing into a dialog box to search, even if there's not a textual search box available.
Setting an abbreviation

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Setting an abbreviation
Use a unique abbreviation to quickly navigate to the Gradle tool window
Drag and Dock Editor tabs

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Drag and Dock Editor tabs
You can move editor tabs around as required