CLion 2018.2 Help

Navigating with Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are helpful for reading and navigating through the source code. Use them to keep track of your location inside the hierarchy of scopes in the file opened in the active editor tab. For C++, breadcrumbs represent namespaces, classes, structures, functions, and lambdas:

CLion breadcrumbs
To jump to an element in the code, click the breadcrumb with its name.

Configuring breadcrumbs

By default, breadcrumbs are shown and positioned at the bottom of the editor. To hide or relocate them, right-click a breadcrumb and choose Breadcrumbs | Top or Breadcrumbs | Don't show, or go to Settings | Editor | General | Breadcrumbs (CLion | Preferences | Editor | General | Breadcrumbs if you are using macOS):

Breadcrumbs Settings

In this dialog, you can also enable/disable breadcrumbs for a particular language by selecting/clearing the corresponding checkbox.

To configure colors for highlighting breadcrumbs, click the Manage colors link that opens the Color Scheme dialog:

Breadcrumbs highlighting

Last modified: 10 August 2018