CLion 2019.2 Help

Status bar

By using a status bar, you can monitor the current IDE state and run environment maintenance tasks.

The status bar

Status Bar icons

Icon

Description

Show tool windows

Hide tool windows

Click to toggle showing or hiding tool window bars. Also double press and hold Alt to show hidden tool window bars. Refer to the procedure description.

Menu information

This section of the Status bar shows a description of a command, currently selected from the main menu, context menu, or a toolbar.

Background tasks

Click this icon to invoke the Background Tasks manager. Visibility of this icon in the Status bar depends on a launched background task.

Line number

Numbers that are divided by a colon denote the current caret position in the editor(line and column).

If you selected a part of a code in the editor, CLion shows you a number of characters and line breaks in the selected section.

Read-only

Write-only

This Lock icon indicates the read-only or writable attribute of the current file in the editor. To toggle the file attribute, click the Lock icon or use the File | Make File Writable/Read-only command from the main menu.

uiStatusLineEnding

View and change line endings of the current file in the editor.

Encoding

View and change encoding of the current file in the editor.

Code style indents

Shows the current VCS branch. If you click the icon, you can select a VCS branch and work with it.

View the context

View and change the context in which the current file will be resolved. For example: [D]- Debug, [R] - Release.

Navigate to the source control change list

Click this icon to navigate to the pending source control changelists in the Incoming tab of the Version Control tool window.

the Hector icon

Hovering your mouse pointer over the icon shows the current code inspection profile at the tooltip.

Clicking the Hector icon results in showing a dialog with the following functions:

  • Highlighting level. Use the slider to change the highlighting level for the current file, or configure the inspection profile.

    Depending on the highlighting level selected by the slider, Hector keeps an eye on the code the Inspection level icon (Inspection level), turns half face the Syntax icon (Syntax), or averts his face from the code the None icon (None).

  • Power Save Mode. Select this checkbox to minimize power consumption of your computer by eliminating the background operations. To indicate that the mode is on, Hector fades Code analysis disabled in the Power Save mode.

    When Power Save Mode is on, CLion reduces its functionality to the one of a text editor, by not executing highly-consuming background activities that drain laptop battery. These activities include error highlighting and on-the-fly inspections, automatic code completion.

    You can also toggle Power Save Mode through the File | Power Save Mode command from the main menu.

The Event log icon

No event in the Event log

Indicates that there are unattended notifications. Click this icon to see the notification descriptions in the Event Log tool window.
Alternatively, when the icon is empty, there are no new notifications.

Error notification icon

This blinking icon indicates that internal IDE errors have occurred. Click to view the error descriptions and submit reports.

Heap status

Shows the current heap level and memory usage. Visibility of this section in the Status bar is defined by the Show memory indicator checkbox in the Appearance page of the Settings/Preferences dialog. It is not shown by default.

Click the memory indicator to run the garbage collector.

Last modified: 22 August 2019

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