In this short video we look at how we can quickly open files using PHPStorm. This is super handy when navigating about on anything other than a tiny code base.

The shortcut to remember is either ctrl + shift + n (Windows / Linux) or shift + cmd + o (Mac)

Aside from that one being a little basic and well known, there is also shift (double pressed) which will open up any file based on method names inside that file. Very handy, if a little more obscure.

Lastly we look at how we can use the colon to jump to a specific line in a specific file. It's very handy when tracing errors or navigating through some large and unwieldy files.

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Episodes in this series

# Title Duration
1 AceJump 01:42
2 Alt Type 00:49
3 Block Select Text 00:27
4 Ctrl / Cmd Return 00:37
5 Ctrl / Cmd Click 01:03
6 Emmet Syntax 00:57
7 Fast Comments 01:13
8 .gitignore 01:07
9 Javascript Libraries 01:11
10 Pubf, Prif, Prof... Say what? 01:10
11 Quick Text Selection 01:25
12 PHPStorm Symfony 2 Plugins 03:41
13 How to Quickly Open Files 01:47
14 Customising Getter / Setter Templates 02:32
15 Changing our PHP Version in PHPStorm 01:43
16 PHPStorm Live Templates Are Epic 07:24
17 Quickly Re-Open Recently Used Files 01:22
18 Clickable Bugs 03:47
19 Better Find and Replace with Regular Expressions 07:18
20 Recover Delete Files / Folders With PHPStorm 03:02