CLion 2018.3 Help

Menus and Toolbars

CLion menus and toolbars contain commands that affect the entire project or large sections of the project. To apply a command to the current context, use context-sensitive pop-up menus. Most of the commands has an associated keyboard shortcut to enable quicker access to it.

Use menu items with a checkbox in the View menu to show or hide the main elements of the CLion window. For example, if you want to show the main toolbar, select View | Toolbar.

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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 the CLion UI by using the View menu.

  • Descriptions of the actions from 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 it, press Ctrl+Shift+A, type the action name, and select it from the suggestion list.

Last modified: 7 December 2018

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