IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 Help

Navigating with Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs help you navigate through your source code. They show the names of classes, variables, functions, methods and tags in the file opened in the active editor tab:

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To jump to an element in the source code, click the breadcrumb with its name.

Configuring breadcrumbs

By default breadcrumbs are shown at the bottom of the editor. To move or hide them, right-click a breadcrumb and click Breadcrumbs | Top or Breadcrumbs | Don't show.
You can also do that on the Breadcrumbs page (File | Settings | Editor | General | Breadcrumbs for Windows and Linux or IntelliJ IDEA | Preferences | Editor | General | Breadcrumbs for macOS):

  1. Select the checkboxes next to the languages in which you want to have breadcrumbs shown.
  2. Choose where to show breadcrumbs (at the top or at the bottom of the editor).
  3. To suppress breadcrumbs, clear the Show breadcrumbs checkbox.

Last modified: 11 October 2017

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