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History tab

The History tab is added to the Version Control tool window Alt+9 on invoking the Show History or Show History for Selection action. A new tab is created for each file or directory with the following name: History: <file_name>. The set of toolbar buttons differs slightly depending on your version control system.

The star next to a commit marks commits where the author and the user who committed the changes are different.

ItemTooltip and ShortcutDescription
the Refresh buttonRefreshClick this button to refresh the current information.
the Show diff iconShow Diff
Click this button to compare the selected revision of a file with its previous revision in the Differences Viewer.
the Show All Affected Files buttonShow All Affected Files
Click this button to open the Paths Affected in Revision dialog where you can view all files that were modified in the selected revision.
the Show All Branches buttonShow All BranchesClick this button to display changes from branches other than the current one.
the Eye iconPresentation SettingsClick to choose the amount of information you want to see in the History view. You can also select the Show Commit Timestamp option if you want IntelliJ IDEA to show the commit timestamp instead of the time when a change was authored.
the Show Details iconShow DetailsClick this button to show the commit message for the selected revision.
the Open on GitHub buttonOpen in GitHubClick this button to open the page that corresponds to the selected commit on GitHub.
Last modified: 08 March 2021