PhpStorm 2018.2 Help

Alt

This section lists and describes the keyboard shortcuts that include the Alt key:

Alt+Alphanumeric keys

Shortcut

Function

Use this shortcut to...

Alt+O

Export to Text File

Export a tool window's content to a text file.

Alt+Q

Context Info

Show the current method or class declaration when it is not visible.

Alt+Number

Open tool window

Open a tool window with the corresponding number.

Alt+/

Code completion / Expand word

Expand string at caret to any word in the visible scope that starts with the same characters.

Alt+`

VCS operations

Show quick list with the most required version control commands.

Alt+Navigation keys

Shortcut

Function

Use this shortcut to...

Alt+Delete

Safe Delete

Delete selected class/method/field checking its usages.

Alt+Enter

Show Intention Action

Display intention actions (if any) for a code where the caret is currently located.

Alt+Home

Activate Navigation Bar

Bring focus to the Navigation bar.

Alt+Insert

Create new entity

Depending on the context:
  • In the navigation views: create a new class, file or directory, using the New pop-up menu.

Alt+Down

Navigate to Next Method

Navigate to the next method declaration in the active editor tab.

Alt+Left

Select Previous Tab

Depending on the context:
  • When several tabs are opened in the editor or a view, open the next tab to the left (or the last tab if the current one is the first).

  • In the Differences Viewer for Files invoked from the Update Project Info tab of the Version Control tool window, compare the local copy of the previous file with its update from the server.

Alt+Right

Select Next Tab

Depending on the context:
  • When several tabs are opened in the editor or a view, open the next tab to the right (or the first tab if the current one is the last).

  • In the Differences Viewer for Files invoked from the Update Project Info tab of the Version Control tool window, compare the local copy of the next file with its update from the server.

Alt+Up

Navigate to Previous Method

Navigate to the previous method declaration in the active editor tab.

Alt+Function (F) keys

Shortcut

Function

Use this shortcut to...

Alt+F1

Select Target

Move focus from the current file, class, method or reference to a data source table to a view suggested in the Select Target pop-up menu. See Navigating Between IDE Components.

Alt+F7

Find Usages

Initiate search for usages.

Alt+F8

Evaluate Expression

Debugger: Evaluate an arbitrary expression.

Alt+F9

Run to Cursor

Debugger: Run to the line where the caret is located.

Last modified: 10 October 2018

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