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Services tool window

The Services tool window includes various services that help you during software development: run/debug configurations, application servers, database sessions, Docker connections, and so on. Plugin developers can add other services through the IntelliJ platform API.

Main toolbar

The main toolbar contains the following buttons and menus that are common for all service types:

Icon

Action

Description

The Expand All button

Expand All Ctrl+NumPad Plus

Expand all items in the list.

The Collapse All button

Collapse All Ctrl+NumPad -

Collapse all items in the list.

The Group By menu

Group By

Choose how you want to organize the list of services.

The Filter menu

Filter

Choose how you want to filter the list of services.

The Open in New Tab button

Open in New Tab

Move the selected items to a separate tab.

The Add Service menu

Add Service Alt+Insert

Choose a service type to add.

Run/debug configurations

Run/debug configurations are not listed in the Services tool window by default. You need to explicitly specify the types of configurations you want to be available and create the corresponding configurations.

Add the types of configurations to show in the Services tool window

  1. Click the Add Service menu and select Run Configuration Type.

  2. Select the necessary run/debug configuration type from the Add Configuration Type popup.

The Services tool window only displays the configuration types for which you have created at least one configuration.

Buttons on the toolbar depend on the selected type of the run/debug configuration.

Icon

Action

Description

The Run button

Run Ctrl+Shift+F10

Run the selected configuration.

The Debug button

Debug N/A

Debug the selected configuration.

The Stop button

Stop Ctrl+F2

Stop the selected configuration.

Docker

This type of service is available if you have configured connection settings for at least one Docker instance. For more information, see Enable Docker support.

Add a Docker connection

  1. Click the New Service menu and select Docker Connection.

  2. Configure the docker connection settings in the New Docker Connection dialog.

Main Docker node

Icon

Action

Description

The Connect button

Connect

Connect to the Docker daemon and list all available images and containers.

The Disconnect button

Disconnect

Disconnect from the Docker daemon.

The Edit Configuration button

Edit Configuration

Edit the Docker connection settings.

The Deploy button

Deploy

Select an existing Docker run configuration or create a new one. For more information, see Running containers

The Pull Image button

Pull Image

Pull an image from a Docker registry. For more information, see Pull an image from a Docker registry.

The Filter button

Filter

Choose whether you want to show or hide containers that are not running and images with no tags.

Containers

Icon

Action

Description

The Start Container button

Start Container

Run the selected container.

The Stop Container button

Stop Container

Stop the selected container.

The Delete Container button

Delete Container

Delete the selected container.

The Filter button

Filter

Choose whether you want to show or hide containers that are not running and images with no tags.

Images

Icon

Action

Description

The Pull Image button

Pull Image

Pull an image from a Docker registry. For more information, see Pull an image from a Docker registry.

The Create Container button

Create Container

Create a Docker container from the selected image.

The Delete Image button

Delete Image

Remove the selected image.

The Push Image button

Push Image

Push an image to a Docker registry. For more information, see Push an image to a Docker registry.

The Filter button

Filter

Choose whether you want to show or hide containers that are not running and images with no tags.

Main Docker Compose node

Icon

Action

Description

The Deploy button

Deploy

Deploy your selected Docker Compose services using the associated run/debug configuration. For more information, see Docker Compose

The Stop button

Stop

Stop all containers in the selected Docker Compose services.

The Down button

Down

Stop and remove all containers in the selected Docker Compose services, including all related networks, volumes, and images.

The Edit Configuration button

Edit Configuration

Edit the selected Docker Compose run configuration.

The Filter button

Filter

Choose whether you want to show or hide containers that are not running and images with no tags.

Docker Compose services

Icon

Action

Description

The Start button

Start

Start all containers for the selected service.

The Stop button

Stop

Stop all containers for the selected service.

The Scale button

Scale

Change the number of containers for the selected service.

The Delete Container button

Delete Container

Delete the selected container.

The Filter button

Filter

Choose whether you want to show or hide containers that are not running and images with no tags.

Productivity tips

Use tabs

The Services tool window can include a lot of services, which you can group according to their type or create separate tabs for your own custom grouping. For example, you can create a tab that will include the following: the run configuration for the application that you are developing, the Docker container that runs the database used as a backend for your application, and a console for accessing the database.

Hide the services tree

Click The Show Options Menu button in the right part of the Services tool window toolbar and then click Show Services Tree to remove the checkbox. You can also press N/A to toggle the services tree.

If you hide the services tree, it is replaced by a services navigation bar. Press Alt+Home to focus the services navigation bar.

Hide, remove, and delete services

Right-click any service and select Delete N/A to completely remove the corresponding run configuration, cloud provider, Docker connection, and so on.

If you don't want to show run/debug configurations of a certain type in the Services tool window, right-click the corresponding configuration and select Remove Configuration Type from Services. This will not remove the actual configuration.

To hide a specific run configuration from the Services tool window, right-click the corresponding configuration and select Hide Configuration. To see all hidden run configurations, click the Add Service menu and select Restore Hidden Configurations.

Last modified: 7 April 2020