CLion 2018.2 Help

Menus and Toolbars


CLion menus and toolbars let you carry out various commands. The main menu and toolbar contain commands that affect the entire project or large portions of it. Additionally, context-sensitive pop-up menus let you perform the commands, which are specific to a part of a project, like source file, class, etc. Almost each of the commands has an associated keyboard shortcut to enable quicker access to it.

Use the check commands of the View menu to show or hide the main elements of the CLion window. For example, if you want to show the main toolbar, make sure that the check command Toolbar is selected.

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Main elements of CLion window

  1. Main menu and toolbar - this area contains commands for opening and creating projects, code refactoring, running and debugging applications, keeping files under version control, and more.

  2. Navigation bar - this is a quick alternative to the Project tool window.

  3. Context menus - these menus are available with a right-click and contain commands applicable to the current context.

  4. Pop-up menus - these menus, available with Alt+Insert, contain commands applicable to the current context.

Tips and tricks

  • Show or hide the main elements of CLion UI using the View menu.

  • Descriptions of the actions from all the menus and toolbar buttons are displayed in the left side of the Status bar.

  • If you know which action you want to perform, but do not know where to find the appropriate command, just press Ctrl+Shift+A, type some part of the name of action you want to perform, and select the desired action from the suggestion list.

Last modified: 27 November 2018

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