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Essential IntelliJ Idea tips and keyboard shortcuts

Smart text selection

Too understand how it works, look at this gif…

smart text selection

Ctrl + W … to extend selection

Ctrl + Shift + W … to shrink selection

More in documentation.

Scroll to source with shortcut

Idea has nice feature when you can jump from the opened file to project tree (on this file).

You can achieve this when clicking on this icon:

scroll from source, now keyboard

But as always it is better to do in with a keyboard shortcut. To do it, make sure you have cursor in opened file (here index.md), then press:

Ctrl + Shift + 1, then 1

scroll from source

Open/focus project panel

Open/focus project panel with keyboard shortcut:

Ctrl + 1

Published 21 Jul 2017