Easier navigation during drill-down

It is very convenient to use CTRL-click and overridden method tokens to drill down into code. There are two ways to back up that I know of, neither of which is completely convenient.
One, you can CTRL-left-arrow, or two, you can CTRL-F4 / SHIFT-click. The problem with CTRL-left-arrow is it leaves tabs open you no longer necessarily want to see. The problem with CTRL-F4 / SHIFT-click is that it doesn't move you backward in your browse history. The workaround is to CTRL-left-arrow back, then SHIFT-click on the file tab, but this is awkward. What is everyone else doing? Am I missing out on a nice keystroke that both moves back in the browse history and closes the active tab?

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I simply don't care about the tabs left open. IDEA will close them
automatically once I'm navigating back far enough.

Justin wrote:

It is very convenient to use CTRL-click and overridden method tokens to drill down into code. There are two ways to back up that I know of, neither of which is completely convenient.
One, you can CTRL-left-arrow, or two, you can CTRL-F4 / SHIFT-click. The problem with CTRL-left-arrow is it leaves tabs open you no longer necessarily want to see. The problem with CTRL-F4 / SHIFT-click is that it doesn't move you backward in your browse history. The workaround is to CTRL-left-arrow back, then SHIFT-click on the file tab, but this is awkward. What is everyone else doing? Am I missing out on a nice keystroke that both moves back in the browse history and closes the active tab?


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Hello Justin,

J> It is very convenient to use CTRL-click and overridden method tokens
J> to drill down into code. There are two ways to back up that I know
J> of, neither of which is completely convenient.
J>
J> One, you can CTRL-left-arrow, or two, you can CTRL-F4 / SHIFT-click.
J> The problem with CTRL-left-arrow is it leaves tabs open you no longer
J> necessarily want to see. The problem with CTRL-F4 / SHIFT-click is
J> that it doesn't move you backward in your browse history. The
J> workaround is to CTRL-left-arrow back, then SHIFT-click on the file
J> tab, but this is awkward. What is everyone else doing? Am I missing
J> out on a nice keystroke that both moves back in the browse history
J> and closes the active tab?

There is no such keystroke, but there is a different one you may like: Ctrl-Shift-I
(Quick Definition Lookup)

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