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.
|Placement||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.|
|Mark modified||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.|
|Tab limit||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.|