IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 Help

Navigation Bar

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Navigation Bar is a quick alternative to the Project view. Use this tool to navigate through the project and open files for editing.


Toggling the Navigation Bar

To show the Navigation Bar, do one of the following

  • On the View menu, select the check command Navigation Bar.
  • Press Alt+Home.

To hide the Navigation Bar

  • On the View menu, clear the check command Navigation Bar.

Tips and tricks

Please note the following:

  • When the main toolbar is hidden, the Navigation Bar shows the run/debug configuration selector, run /help/img/idea/2016.3/run.png and debug /help/img/idea/2016.3/debug.png, project structure /help/img/idea/2016.3/projectStructure.png, version control buttons (if version control integration is enabled) and search everywhere magnifying glass /help/img/idea/2016.3/search_everywhere.png.
  • When the Navigation bar is hidden, press Alt+Home to open it floating.
  • Pressing Escape returns focus to the editor.

See Also

Last modified: 21 March 2017