RubyMine 2024.1 Help

Debugger. Stepping

Use this page to improve the debug stepping speed and specify the elements to be skipped while stepping.




Always do smart step into

By default, this checkbox is selected and Smart Step Into is invoked automatically when you invoke Step Into F7 in a line that contains multiple method calls. After that, you can select the call to step into.

If this checkbox is cleared, you can choose between Step Into F7 or Smart Step Into Shift+F7.

Do not step into library scripts

Select this checkbox to suppress stepping into library scripts while debugging.

Do not step into scripts

Select this checkbox to suppress stepping into certain scripts while debugging. Use the toolbar buttons to manage the list of scripts to be skipped.




the Add button


Click this button to add a new script filter.

In the dialog that opens, type the names of files to be skipped or use wildcards. For example, if you want to always skip JavaScript files, type *.js.

the Remove button


Click this button to delete the selected filter from the list.

the Edit button


Click this button to edit the selected filter.

the Move Up button/the Move Down button

Use these buttons to arrange filters as required.

the Duplicate button

Click this button to create a copy of the selected filter.




Ignore non-project sources

Select this checkbox to suppress stepping into non-project sources while debugging.

Always perform smart step into

Enable this option to use smart step into when stepping into a method.

Treat blocks as method code

If enabled, step over allows stepping inside blocks within methods.

Last modified: 11 February 2024