IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 Help

Keyboard Shortcuts You Cannot Miss

IntelliJ IDEA, as a keyboard-centric IDE, suggests keyboard shortcuts for most of its actions. In this topic, you can find a short list of the most indispensable of them, to make your first steps with IntelliJ IDEA easy.

See the detailed list of default keyboard shortcuts in the Keyboard Shortcuts Reference and learn how to customize your preferred keymap in the Configuring Keyboard Shortcuts section.

Find action by nameCtrl+Shift+A
Show the list of available intention actions .Alt+Enter
Switch between views (Project,Structure, etc.).Alt+F1
Switch between the tool windows and files opened in the editor. Ctrl+Tab
Show the Navigation bar.Alt+Home
Insert a live template.Ctrl+J
Surround with a live template.Ctrl+Alt+J
Edit an item from the Project or another tree view.F4
Comment or uncomment a line or fragment of code with the line or block comment.Ctrl+Slash
Find class or file by name.Ctrl+N
Duplicate the current line or selection.Ctrl+D
Incremental expression selection.Ctrl+W and Ctrl+Shift+W
Find/replace text string in the current file.Ctrl+F
Find/replace text in the project or in the specified directoryCtrl+Shift+F
Search everywhere.Double-press Shift
Quick view the usages of the selected symbol.Ctrl+Shift+F7
Expand or collapse a code fragment in the editor.Ctrl+NumPad Plus
Ctrl+NumPad -
Invoke code completion.Ctrl+Space
Smart statement completion.Ctrl+Shift+Enter
Smart completionCtrl+Shift+Space
Show the list of available refactorings (Refactor This).Ctrl+Shift+Alt+T

The complete keymap reference is available from the main menu (Help | Keymap Reference).

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Last modified: 21 March 2017