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Creating Folders and Grouping Run/Debug Configurations

When there are too many run/debug configurations of the same type, you can group them in folders so they become easier to distinguish visually.

When a folder is no longer needed, you can delete it. The run/debug configurations grouped under this folder will be moved under the root of the corresponding run/debug configuration type.

Once grouped, the run/debug configurations appear in the list under the corresponding folders.

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To create a folder for run/debug configurations

  1. Open the Run/Debug Configuration dialog:
    • Choose Run | Edit Configurations from the main menu.

    • With the Navigation Bar visible (View | Navigation Bar), choose Edit Configurations from the selector of run/debug configurations.

    • Press Shift+Alt+F10, then press 0 or select the configuration from the pop-up window and press F4.

  2. In the Run/Debug Configuration dialog, click folder on the toolbar. A new empty folder is created.

  3. Specify the folder name in the text field to the right, or accept the default name.

  4. Select the desired run/debug configuration of a certain type, and move under the target folder. This can be done in one of the following ways:
    • Use drag-and-drop.

    • Use the icons actions previousOccurence svg and icons actions nextOccurence svg toolbar buttons.

    • Press Alt+Up or Alt+Down.

  5. Apply changes. Note that if a folder is empty, it will not be saved.

To delete a run/debug configuration folder

  1. In the Run/Debug Configurations Dialog, select a folder to be deleted.

  2. On the toolbar, click icons general remove svg. The selected folder is deleted silently. Any run/debug configurations grouped under this folder, are moved under the root of the corresponding type.

  3. Apply changes.

To change the order of folders

  1. In the Run/Debug Configurations Dialog, select one of the folders within a certain run/debug configuration type.

  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the toolbar, click icons actions previousOccurence svg or icons actions nextOccurence svg.

    • Press Alt+Up or Alt+Down.

    The selected folder moves one position up or down.

  3. Apply changes.

  4. After the dialog box is closed, groups of run/debug configurations in the run/debug configurations selector on the main toolbar appear in the order achieved by moving folders up or down within the type.

Last modified: 21 November 2018

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