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IntelliJ IDEA displays the Welcome screen when no project is open. From this screen, you can quickly access the major starting points of IntelliJ IDEA. The Welcome screen appears when you close the current project in the only instance of IntelliJ IDEA. If you are working with multiple projects, usually closing a project results in closing the IntelliJ IDEA window in which it was running, except for the last project, closing this will show the Welcome screen.
If appropriate, the left-hand pane shows a list of projects you've recently been working with. Click a project to reopen it.
To find a project of interest, start typing its name.
To delete a recent project from the list, follow these steps:
- Use the Tab key to move focus into the list of Recent projects.
- Use arrows keys to select the project you'd like to remove, or find it, as shows above.
- Do one of the following: