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30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA. Quick Popups

We continue to publish new articles from our 30-day guide on the trickiest features of IntelliJ IDEA. The latest article gives you a list of quick popups available in IntelliJ IDEA that you should know if you want to be more productive.

Did you know?

The quick popups helps you check additional information related to the symbol at the caret. It is well-known that quick popups are available for a symbol in the editor, but few know that it also works for an item in any other list, via the same shortcuts.

You can use quick popups even if you browse the elements from the Navigation bar via Alt + Home (Alt + ↖ for Mac).

Please check out the original article to see the complete list of available quick popups.

Stay tuned for more articles coming soon, and Develop with Pleasure!

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3 Responses to 30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA. Quick Popups

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    Erwan says:

    June 18, 2013

    Hey, regarding shortcuts and usability, especially for Mac, i think you should think about Macbook users out there. The one you describe here requires 3 keys on macbooks, and is difficult to type. To get the ‘home’ key, you have to hit fn+'<-‘ (and i’m not even sure Idea maps it properly)

    More generally, the Mac bindings that comes with your IDEs (i’m a long time RubyMine and Idea user) suck with MacBooks, and even more with non-qwerty keyboards (a hell of a lot shortcuts don’t work on my french macbook … hey, to type a ‘]’, i have to hit shift+option+’)’ … so no wonder any shortcut including a bracket won’t work …)

    that’s currently my only gripe with your products 🙂

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    Gabriel says:

    June 18, 2013

    Shortcut for Documentation Popup is CTRL+ Q (Not J)

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    Andrey Cheptsov says:

    June 19, 2013

    @Gabriel Yes, it was for Mac. Fixed now. Thanks)

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