PhpStorm 2016.3 Help

Opening and Creating Tasks

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PhpStorm distinguishes among tracker tasks and local tasks.

A tracker task is an issue in your tracker system until it is opened in PhpStorm whereupon it becomes a local task.

In addition to this, any activity in PhpStorm can be configured as a local task. This action is referred to as task creation.

Opening tracker tasks and creating local tasks

When you open a tracker task (an issue in your tracking system) for the first time, a corresponding local task is created.

To open tracker tasks and create local tasks, follow these steps

  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the main menu, choose Tools | Tasks&Contexts | Open Task.
    • Press Shift+Alt+N
    • Click the tasks combo on the main toolbar.
  2. To have the possibility to open already closed tasks, select the Include closed tasks check box. A closed task is one of the following:
  3. In the Enter task name pop-up window, choose Create New Task, or just type the task name.
    • If you choose Create new task <description>, a new local task with the specified description will be created. In this case, the IDE will switch to this new task.
    • If you select a task from an issue tracker, then the Open Task dialog box opens.

      In this dialog, you can specify whether you want PhpStorm to clear the current context, create a changelist for the new task, change the issue status in the tracking system, create a new VCS branch or use the existing one. Refer to the dialog description for details.

Tips and Tricks

  • To show task description right in the suggestion list, press Ctrl+Q.
  • To configure access to your issue tracking system, click /help/img/idea/2016.3/settings.png, and specify your account settings in the Servers dialog box that opens.
  • To include closed tasks in the suggestion list, press Shift+Alt+N once more, or select the corresponding check box.

See Also

Last modified: 23 March 2017