If you've closed the Project Tool window and hidden the Navigation
Bar, you need a way to open file that's keyboard centric and doesn't
disrupt your flow. Usually, the fastest way to open a file is the
various search options (
Navigate to File, etc.)
But other times, you want to browse instead of search.
As shown previously, use the Navigation Bar to select a file:
Activate the Navigation Bar with
Navigate -> Jump to Navigation Bar(
Use the cursor keys to get to the target directory
Speed search to select the file
Once selected in the Navigation Bar, press
Enter and the IDE will
open your file. Clicking with the mouse also works.
As a note, this is a very common pattern for jumping to a file in
the current directory. In this case, you don't have to press
Left to go up to the directory. Even though the current file selected,
you can still press
Down or better still, just start speed searching.
Opening the file isn't the only operation you can do on a selected
Navigation Bar item. You can
Refactor This, delete...basically,
anything you could do when you click on the file in the Project Tool.
We'll see two examples in subsequent tips.