IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2 Help

Configuring Behavior of the Editor Tabs

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Changing the number of editor tabs

To change the maximum allowed number of tabs

  1. Open the Editor settings. To do that, click settings.png on the main toolbar, then click the Editor node in the Settings dialog box that opens.
  2. In the Editor Tabs page of the Editor settings, type the desired maximum allowed number of the editor tabs to be opened at a time in the Tab limit field.

Disabling editor tabs

To disable editor tabs

  • In the Editor Tabs page of the Editor settings, select None from the Tab placement drop-down list.

Tips and tricks

  • If the tab limit equals to 1, the tabs will be disabled. If you want the editor to never close the tabs, type some unreachable number.
  • With the disabled tabs, use the View | Recent files (Ctrl+E) command to quickly switch between files.

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Last modified: 5 September 2016