JetBrains Rider 2024.1 Help

Navigate editor tabs and tool windows

Switch focus between editor tabs and tool windows

You can switch between files opened in the editor, split editor tabs, and tool windows (docked or floating) similarly to your OS application switcher.

JetBrains Rider brings up a popup consisting of two columns: the left one displays tool windows, the right one shows editor tabs. If no files are currently opened, or there is just one tab, the switcher shows recently opened files:

JetBrains Rider: Switcher popup
  1. Press Ctrl+Tab and then while keeping the first key pressed (Ctrl on Windows/Linux or on macOS), use the following keys:

    • Left and Right to switch between the lists of tool windows and files.

    • Up and Down arrow keys, Tab or Shift+Tab to go up and down the list in both panes.

    • Delete or Backspace to close the editor tab where the selected file is opened and remove the selected file from the list.

  2. Release the Ctrl/ key. The corresponding file or tool window gets the focus, and the switcher popup disappears.

Locate the current item in other views

When you select a file, type, member, or other code item in the editor or one of the tool windows, you can quickly locate it in another IDE component.

  1. Press Alt+F1 or select Navigate | Select In from the main menu. The Select Target popup shows up.

  2. Use the arrow keys or the mouse pointer to select the desired component. If your target is the Solution window, you can select the desired view:

    JetBrains Rider: Select Target popup

Locate current document in Solution/Assembly Explorer

This handy navigation feature lets you expand the tree in the Solution Explorer, auto-scroll and highlight the item corresponding to the current document. It is especially useful when you have a massive solution, or a limited screen area that forces you to shrink the Solution Explorer window to the limit.

  1. Press Ctrl+J, P.

  2. JetBrains Rider will bring up the Solution Explorer window to focus and show you the item there.

Last modified: 26 May 2024