IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.0 Web Help

Using the Show Usages function, you can bring up a list of the usages of a symbol across the whole project. So doing, the pop-up window with the list of usages of a symbol features a toolbar with the following buttons:

Icon Shortcut Description
mergeUsages.png or or or or , or or or or or or Merge usages of the symbol from the same line.
showReadAccess.png Show read access to the symbol.
showWriteAccess.png Show write access to the symbol.
showImportStatements.png Show usages in the import statements.
groupByFileStructure If this button is pressed, the found usages show under the corresponding method nodes.
find.gif or or Show search results in the Find Usages tool window.
settings.png Open the Find Usages dialog box for the selected symbol where you can change the search options.


In addition to the ability of viewing usages, you can use this function as a quick means of navigation.

To view the usages of a symbol across the project
  1. Place the caret at the desired symbol in the editor.
  2. On the main menu, choose Edit | Find | Show Usages, or press .
  3. Examine and analyze the detected occurrences of the symbol:
    • Use the toolbar buttons to present search results in the desired way.
    • To jump from search results to a line of source code, click the desired entry.
    • To close the list, press or .


  4. If necessary, customize the search options in the search options dialog box. To invoke the dialog box, do one of the following:
    • In the Show Usages pop-up window, click settings1.
    • Press .

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