Use this page to configure the appearance of the editor tabs and tab headers, specify their positioning on the screen, and define the tab closing policy.
Use the drop-down list to set the location of editor tabs. If you select None, no tabs will be displayed, and any new file will open in the current editor.
Show tabs in one row
|Select if you want tab headers to be displayed in a single row. As a result, some tab headers may become invisible. To override this, use the . |
If this option is selected, the sorting in alphabetical order mode becomes available for the top and bottom placement of the editor tabs.
Hide if there is no space
|If this checkbox is selected, IntelliJ IDEA shows as many tabs as there fit into the current IntelliJ IDEA frame; the rest are hidden under the drop-down. |
This checkbox becomes available when Show tabs in single row is selected.
Show file extension
Select if you want file extensions to be displayed in editor tabs.
Show directory for non-unique file names
If this checkbox is selected, the editor tabs will show the file name together with the parent directory name if the file name is not unique.
Select to mark modified files with an asterisk .
Show full path on mouse hover
Select to be able to see complete file paths in a tooltip.
Close button position
Select where you want the closing button to be displayed.
Specify the maximum number of editor tabs to be displayed.
When tabs exceed the limit
|In this area, specify which editor tab should be closed when the limit is reached and the user attempts to open a new file: |
When the current tab is closed, activate:
Specify which editor tab to activate when closing the current tab.
Open declaration source in the same tab
When you navigate to a method, class or a variable, the source file that contains their declaration will replace the current tab if there are no changes.