Favorites Tool Window
The Favorites tool window lets you manage the following lists:
Favorite project items. Each list of Favorites in the tool window appears with the star icon .
Bookmarks. The list of bookmarks is marked with .
Breakpoints. The list of breakpoints is marked with .
The lists of bookmarks and breakpoints are filled in automatically, as the new bookmarks or breakpoints are added.
To add items to favorites, do one of the following:
Right-click an editor tab, and select Add to Favorites or Add All to Favorites.
Use this button to create a new list of favorite items. In the Add New Favorites List dialog, specify the name for the new list and click OK.
Depending on the selection, this button does one of the following:
Use this button to delete the selected list or list item.
Depending on the selection, the following behaviors take place:
Context menu commands
When you right-click an item in the content pane, the context menu for this item is shown. This menu provides access to all the functions available for the selected item.
The commands and functionally are similar to those in the Project tool window.
Title bar context menu and buttons
You can also use the toolbar buttons:
Use this button to collapse all expanded nodes in the current view.
Click this button to access a subset of the context menu commands that let you configure window's viewing mode.
Use this icon or shortcut to hide the tool window.
When used in combination with the Alt key, clicking this icon hides all the tool windows attached to the same tool window bar.
Context menu of the side bar button
Right-click the side bar button to reveal this context menu. Refer to the section Viewing modes of tool windows for the detailed information about the viewing modes.
Use this command to turn the Flatten Packages option on or off.
If this option is off, the packages are shown as a hierarchy. If this option is on, all the packages appear at the same level and are identified by their qualified names.
Compact Middle Packages
Use this command to turn the Compact Middle Packages option on or off.
If this option is off, the empty middle packages are shown as a hierarchy. If this option is on, all the packages appear at the same level and are identified by their qualified names.
Use this command to turn the Show Members option on or off.
If this option is on, the class members (fields, methods, and so on.) are shown.
Navigate with Single Click
Use this command to turn the Navigate with Single Click option on or off.
If this option is on, IntelliJ IDEA automatically navigates from a file (or a class member) selected in the Favorites tool window to the corresponding source file (or its fragment) in the editor. If the corresponding file is not currently open, it will open automatically.
Always Select Opened Element
Use this command to turn the Always Select Opened Element option on or off.
If this option is on, IntelliJ IDEA automatically navigates from a file (or a class member) selected in the editor, to the corresponding file in the Favorites tool window.
Check the Viewing modes of tool windows detailed description.
Remove from Sidebar
Select this option to close the window and remove it from the sidebar. To return it, press Alt+2.
Use this option to move the window according to your preference.
Use this option to resize the window. You can stretch it in different directions or maximize it.
Use this option to close the window.
You can use drag to:
Add items to favorites: drag the item of interest from the Project tool window and drop it onto the desired favorites list in the Favorites tool window.
Drag an external item from the Explorer/Finder and drop it onto the desired favorites list in the Favorites tool window.
Move an item from one favorites list to another in the Favorites tool window.