IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1 Help

Accessing Git Branches Popup Menu

The Git Branches popup menu contains all commands that are required to manage Git branches, and can be invoked in a number of ways.


To open the Git Branches popup menu, do one of the following:

  • From the main menu, choose VCS | Git | Branches.
  • Right-click any file in the editor, and in the context menu choose Git | Repository | Branches.
  • In the VCS operations popup menu, choose Branches.
  • Click the Git widget in the Status bar:

If you have many branches, you can choose, whether you want to display all of them in the branches popup, or just the favorites. To do this, toggle the Show Only Favorites and the Show x More commands at the bottom of the branches popup.

To mark a branch as a favorite, hover the mouse cursor over the branch name, and click the star outline that appears on the left: /help/img/idea/2017.1/GitFavoriteBranch.png. The current branch is marked as a favorite by default.

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Last modified: 18 July 2017