AppCode 2020.1 Help

Menus and toolbars

As you work with the IDE, you perform some actions more often than the others. To maximize your productivity, learn the default shortcuts for your favorite actions or assign shortcuts for them. You can also customize the menus and toolbars to only contain the actions that you need, regroup them, and configure their icons.

Customize menus and toolbars

  1. In the Preferences dialog ⌘,, select Appearance & Behavior | Menus and Toolbars.

    the Menus and Toolbars settings
  2. In the list of available menus and toolbars, expand the node you want to customize and select the desired item.

    • Click the Add button to add an action or a separator under the selected item.

    • Click the Remove button to remove the selected item.

    • Click the Edit Icon button to add or change the icon for the selected action. You can use only PNG or SVG files as icons.

    • Click the Move Up button or the Move Down button to move the selected item up or down.

    • Click the Restore button to restore the selected action or all actions to default settings.

  3. Click OK to save your changes.

Show and hide UI elements

If you have a small monitor, you can hide some of the UI elements that you never use. These elements are described in Overview of the user interface.

  • From the main menu, select View | Appearance and enable or disable the necessary elements.

The View | Appearance menu
  • Toolbar: Located at the top of the window, this is the main toolbar with buttons for opening files, undo and redo actions.

  • Tool Window Bars: Located on the edges of the window, these bars contain buttons for showing, hiding, and arranging the tool windows. See Tool window bars and buttons.

  • Status Bar: Located at the bottom of the window, it shows event messages, indicates the overall project and IDE status, and provides quick access to some settings via widgets. See Status bar.

  • Status Bar Widgets: Located in the right part of the status bar. You can also right-click tha status bar to show and hide widgets.

  • Navigation Bar: Located at the top of the window, where you can navigate the directories and files of your project with ⌘↑ as an alternative to the Project tool window. See Navigation bar.

  • Members in Navigation Bar: Show the fields and methods in the navigation bar.

  • Details in Tree View: Show the last modification date and size of files in the Project tool window

Quick lists with your favorite actions

A quick list is a popup that contains a custom set of AppCode actions. Think of it as a custom menu or toolbar, for which you can assign a shortcut for quick access. You can create as many quick lists as necessary. Each action in a quick list is identified by a number from 0 through 9.

There are a number of predefined quick lists, but note that they are not configurable:

  • Refactor this ⌃T

  • VCS Operations ⌃V

For example, you can create a list of actions that do not have shortcuts assigned to them and refer to that list by one shortcut followed by the number associated with a specific action.

Create a quick list

  1. In the Preferences dialog ⌘,, select Appearance & Behavior | Quick Lists.

  2. Click the Add button or press ⌘N on the left pane to create a new quick list.

  3. In the Display name field, specify the name of the quick list. Optionally, provide the quick list description.

  4. On the right pane, add and arrange the actions on the quick list:

    • Click the Add button to add an action to the list.

    • Click the Add Separator button to add a separator line.

    • Click the Remove button to remove the selected action from the list.

    • Click the Move Up button or the Move Down button to move the selected item up or down.

    the Quick lists settings
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

Assign a shortcut to a quick list

  1. In the Preferences dialog ⌘,, select Keymap.

  2. Expand the Quick Lists node and select your quick list. Add a keyboard shortcut and save the changes.

    the Quick lists settings

    For more information, see Configure keyboard shortcuts.

  3. Click OK to save the changes.

In the editor, access the quick list by the associated shortcut.

Access an action from a quick list

If you don't remember the shortcut, you can search for your quick list by its name. Press twice and type the name of the quick list.

The search everywhere window
Last modified: 20 May 2020