AppCode 2020.1 Help

Find tool window

View | Tool Windows | Find

The Find tool window lets you work with search results.

The results of each search are displayed in a separate tab, or replace the contents of the current tab, depending on the Open in new tab dialog setting. By default the window appears at the bottom of the screen.

Toolbar buttons


Tooltip and Shortcut


the Settings button


Click this button to open one of the Find Usages dialogs, which corresponds to the symbol. You can edit the search settings and click Rerun button to execute the modified search query.

the Rerun button


Repeat the last search.

Expand all
Collapse all

Expand all
Collapse all

Use these buttons to have all nodes expanded or collapsed.

Previous occurrence/Next occurrence

Previous/next occurrence

Navigate to the previous/next element in the tab of results.

Group by

Group by

Click this icon to open the menu for the following grouping options:

  • File Structure ^S: select this option to display the found usages under the corresponding method nodes.

  • Module ⌃M: if you select this option, the found usages will show under the corresponding module or the library node.

  • Flatten Modules⌃O: select this option to display all the modules as a single-level tree view.

  • Group by directory ^P: turns grouping by directories on or off.

  • Test/Production: select this option to group the usages according the Production and Test scopes.

  • Usage type ^T: turns grouping usages by categories on or off.

  • Merge Usages from the Same Line: select this option to merge the duplicate usages found on the same line.

the Preview Usages button

Preview Usages

Click this icon to open the Preview pane next to the search results.

Context menu commands






Run the action again and show the results on the same tab.

Jump to Source


Navigate to the selected item in the source code.



For an excluded item: include the item in the list of results.


Exclude the selected item from the list of results. (Excluded items are shown strikethrough.)

When you carry out the Replace All or the Do Refactor command, the excluded items are not affected.



Remove the selected item from the list of results.

Recent Find Usages


Show the list of recent searches. Select an item in the list to see the search results.

Add to Favorites

Add the selected node to the Favorites list.

You can also create the new favourites list and add the selected node to it. AppCode displays the created favourites list next to the Add to New Favourites List option.

Export to Text File


Save the contents of the current result tab. In the Export preview dialog, specify the target file or copy information to the clipboard. Before saving, you can also modify the information to be saved.

Upper Toolbar buttons




Show Options Menu

Show Options Menu

Click this icon to open a menu with more options for managing the tool window such as displaying or hiding side toolbars, group tabs, selecting viewing mode, resizing, and so on.



Hides the tool window. Press ⌘3 to restore it.

Last modified: 26 June 2020