“Close” Mouse Shortcut

You can use either a Wheel Click or Shift+Left Click to close things in the IntelliJ IDEA user interface.

Here is a short list of what exactly can be closed:

  • Editor tabs
  • Tool window headers and tabs inside tool windows (yes, you can just wheel-click that blue header)
  • Popups like Background Tasks — just click the popup header
  • Version control annotations in the code editor

You can even stop a background process without having to hit that small red cross-shaped button — just wheel-click the progress indicator.

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One Response to “Close” Mouse Shortcut

  1. Ben Wong says:

    Wow, I didn’t know that. Please post more of these simple tips (especially keyboard/mouse shortcuts). I have been trying to get some time to learn the new features and shortcuts but I just never can get around to it.

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