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Favorites Tool Window

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The Favorites tool window lets you manage the following lists:

Initially, the lists are empty. So doing, the favorites list has the same name as the project.

The lists of bookmarks and breakpoints are filled in automatically, as the new bookmarks or breakpoints are added.

To add items to favorites, do one of the following:

  • Select one or more items in the Project Tool Window or the Find tool window. Then choose File | Add To Favorites.
  • Right-click an editor tab, and choose Add to Favorites or Add All to Favorites.

Toolbar buttons

ItemShortcutDescription
/help/img/idea/2017.2/new.pngAlt+InsertUse this button to create a new list of favorite items. In the Add New Favorites List dialog, specify the name for the new list and click OK.
/help/img/idea/2017.2/edit1.pngCtrl+Enter Depending on the selection, this button does one of the following:
  • If a Favorites list /help/img/idea/2017.2/icon_star.png, or one of the nested favorites is selected, click this button to rename this list.
  • If a bookmark under the Bookmarks list bookmarkCheck is selected, click this button to change short description of the selected bookmark.
  • If a breakpoint under the Breakpoints list set_breakpoint is selected, click this button to configure the selected breakpoint.
/help/img/idea/2017.2/delete.pngAlt+DeleteUse this button to delete the selected list or list item.

Depending on the selection, the following behaviors take place:

  • If a Favorites list /help/img/idea/2017.2/icon_star.png, or one of the nested favorites is selected, click this button to delete an entire favorites list, or the selected item. So doing an item or a list is deleted from the Favorites tool window, but is left intact in project.
  • If a bookmark under the Bookmarks list bookmarkCheck is selected, click this button to delete this bookmark from the list and from the source code.
    Vice versa, if a bookmark is deleted from the source code, it is also removed from the Favorites tool window.
  • If a breakpoint under the Breakpoints list set_breakpoint is selected, click this button to delete the selected breakpoint from the list and from the source code.
    Vice versa, if a breakpoint is deleted from the source code, it is also removed from the Favorites tool window.

Context menu commands

When you right-click an item in the content pane, the context menu for this item is shown. This menu provides access to all the functions available for the selected item.

The commands and functionally are similar to those in the Project tool window.

Title bar context menu and buttons

You can right-click on the window title bar and use the context menu to configure its viewing mode, associate the window with a different tool window bar, or resize and hide the window.

You can also use the toolbar buttons:

IconShortcutDescription
/help/img/idea/2017.2/icon_collapse_all_on_title_bar.pngCtrl+NumPad -Use this button to collapse all expanded nodes in the current view.
/help/img/idea/2017.2/icon_viewMode.png Click this button to access a subset of the context menu commands that let you configure window's viewing mode.
/help/img/idea/2017.2/icon_hideSide.png Shift+Escape Use this command to hide the tool window. You can also use it in combination with the Alt key to hides all tool windows attached to the same tool window bar.

Context menu of the side bar button

Right-click the side bar button to reveal this context menu. Refer to the section Viewing Modes for the detailed information about the viewing modes.

ItemDescription
/help/img/idea/2017.2/icon_show_members.pngUse this command to turn the Show Members option on or off.

If this option is on, the class members (fields, methods, etc.) are shown.

/help/img/idea/2017.2/autoScrollToSource.pngUse this command to turn the Autoscroll to Source option on or off.

If this option is on, RubyMine automatically navigates from a file (or a class member) selected in the Favorites tool window to the corresponding source file (or its fragment) in the editor. If the corresponding file is not currently open, it will open automatically.

/help/img/idea/2017.2/autoscrollFromSource.pngUse this command to turn the Autoscroll from Source option on or off.

If this option is on, RubyMine automatically navigates from a file (or a class member) selected in the editor, to the corresponding file in the Favorites tool window.

Using drag-and-drop

You can use drag-and-drop to:

  • Add items to favorites: drag the item of interest from the Project tool window and drop it onto the desired favorites list in the Favorites tool window.
  • Drag an external item from the Explorer/Finder and drop it onto the desired favorites list in the Favorites tool window.
  • Move an item from one favorites list to another in the Favorites tool window.
Last modified: 26 October 2017

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