Simultaneous Tag Editing in IntelliJ IDEA 14.1

If you’re involved in web development and, for some reason, you haven’t given a ride to IntelliJ IDEA 14.1 yet, this will talk you into doing it right away.

Has it happened to you that you changed an HTML or an XML tag in your code and broke it because of forgetting to change both the opening and the closing tag? Of course it has, it happens once in a while time and drives you really crazy. That’s why we let IntelliJ IDEA provide a little bit of a help with this:


The new option is called Simultaneous <tag></tag> editing and is available in Preferences/SettingsEditorGeneralSmart Keys. We hope this small enhancement will make your everyday life easier.

Don’t forget to write back to us in our discussion forum and to the issue tracker to share your feedback on this feature.

Develop with Pleasure!

About Andrey Cheptsov

Part-time dreamer. JVM/JavaScript geek. IntelliJIDEA Marketing Manager at JetBrains.
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9 Responses to Simultaneous Tag Editing in IntelliJ IDEA 14.1

  1. than says:

    Nice! You can also at any time place the caret in the tag name and refactor/rename(CMD+F6). I belive this has been around for some versions now

  2. Rob says:

    is that available for editing xml in an android project?

  3. Todd Breiholz says:

    I love the way you guys keep delivering features that I didn’t even know that I needed!

  4. Bohuslav Burghardt says:

    Wow, what a great feature! 14.1 is shaping up to be an amazing release, thanks for all your hard work!

  5. luckydonald says:

    How do you transform the strong to an html tag?

  6. Tom says:

    This doesn’t seem to work with Vim Emulation. Is that correct?

  7. Tristan says:

    This doesn’t work in JSP/JSPX, too. :-(

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