PhpStorm 2019.3 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 popup.

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 Alt+9, 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 Alt+9, 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 popup. See Source code navigation.

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 February 2020