IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 Help

History Tab

The History tab is added to the Version Control tool window on invoking the Show History command for a file or directory through the menu of a particular VCS. A new tab is created for each file or directory with the following name: History: <file_name>. The set of toolbar buttons differs slightly depending on your version control system.

All commands available from the toolbar are also available from the context menu of a selection.

ItemTooltip and ShortcutDescription
Compare
Ctrl+D
Click this button to compare the selected revision of a file with its previous revision in the Differences viewer for files.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/icon_showDiffLocal.pngCompare with LocalClick this button to compare the selected revision of a file with its local copy in the Differences viewer for files.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/icon_UML.pngCompare all classes from revision on UML
Ctrl+Shift+D
Click this button to view all classes of the selected revision as a UML Class diagram. See section Viewing Changes as Diagram.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/openGitHub.pngOpen in GitHubClick this button to open the page that corresponds to the selected commit on GitHub.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/iconCreatePatch.pngCreate PatchClick this button to create a patch from the selected revision.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/historyViewGetIcon.pngGetClick this button to retrieve the selected revision. If the local copy has already been modified, IntelliJ IDEA prompts to overwrite the local version, or cancel the operation.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/annotate-details.pngAnnotateClick this button to open the selected revision of a file in the editor with annotations.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/showAffectedFiles.pngShow All Affected Files
Shift+Alt+A
Click this button to open the Paths Affected in Revision dialog where you can view all files that were modified in the selected revision.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/copy.gifCopy Revision NumberClick this button to copy the revision number of the commit that the selected file belongs to to the clipboard.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/hierarchyClassButton.pngShow Branches

Click this button to show branches.

/help/img/idea/2016.3/icon_ChangeListShowAll.pngShow All Revisions Submitted In Selected Changelist

Click this button to display the list of all revisions committed in the same changelist as the selected revision of a file.

/help/img/idea/2016.3/refresh.pngRefreshClick this button to refresh the current information.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/showDetails.pngShow DetailsClick this button to show the commit message for the selected revision.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/close.pngClose
Ctrl+Shift+F4
Click this button to close the current history tab.
/help/img/idea/2016.3/help.pngHelp
F1
Click this button to show reference information.

The revision that currently exists in your working copy is highlighted in bold font.

See Also

Last modified: 21 March 2017