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Speed search in tool windows

With a speed search in tool windows, you can find and navigate to a file or a folder in the Project tool window, a member in the Structure tool window, a changelist in the Version Control tool window, an item in the TODO list, and more.

Search through a tool window

  1. Select the desired tool window.

  2. Start typing the item name (for example, a name of a file, a class, a field, and other). As you type, the Search for field appears over the tool window toolbar showing the entered characters, and the element selection moves to the first item that matches the specified string. The matching part of the string is highlighted.

    Speed search in a tool window

  3. If several neighboring items match the pattern, use the Up and Down keys on the keyboard to navigate among them.

  4. Press Enter when ready. As a result, the matching item is selected in the tool window. Pressing Escape hides the Search for field.

Last modified: 26 April 2020