WebStorm 2017.2 Help

Opening and Creating Tasks

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WebStorm distinguishes among tracker tasks and local tasks.

A tracker task is an issue in your tracker system until it is opened in WebStorm whereupon it becomes a local task.

In addition to this, any activity in WebStorm can be configured as a local task. This action is referred to as task creation.

Opening tracker tasks and creating local tasks

When you open a tracker task (an issue in your tracking system) for the first time, a corresponding local task is created.

To open tracker tasks and create local tasks, follow these steps

  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the main menu, choose Tools | Tasks & Contexts | Open Task.
    • Press Shift+Alt+N
    • Click the tasks combo on the main toolbar.
  2. To have the possibility to open already closed tasks, select the Include closed tasks check box. A closed task is one of the following:
  3. In the Enter task name pop-up window, choose Create New Task, or just type the task name.
    open task dialog suggestion list
    • If you choose Create new task <description>, a new local task with the specified description will be created. In this case, the IDE will switch to this new task.
    • If you select a task from an issue tracker, then the Open Task dialog box opens.
      open task dialog

      In this dialog, you can specify whether you want WebStorm to clear the current context, create a changelist for the new task, change the issue status in the tracking system, create a new VCS branch or use the existing one. Refer to the dialog description for details.

Tips and Tricks

  • To show task description right in the suggestion list, press Ctrl+Q.
  • To configure access to your issue tracking system, click settings, and specify your account settings in the Servers dialog box that opens.
  • To include closed tasks in the suggestion list, press Shift+Alt+N once more, or select the corresponding check box.
Last modified: 29 November 2017

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