Work on multiple project simultaneously, as in Eclipse

We're considering a migration from Eclipse to IntelliJ Idea. One difficulty is that we have several major projects, each with multiple submodules, and the projects are interdependent. We tend to check out changes in all projects at once, and check them in later all at once.

Eclipse makes this easy with the ability to show multiple projects on the left, select multiple ones, and commit/checkout. It also makes it easy to see which projects have changes right away all in one window. You can open/close projects individually.

I can't figure out how to get equivalent functionality in Intellij. Is it possible?

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Also, we have snapshot dependencies between these multiple open projects. So if I make a change in one project that causes a compile error in another project, I can see it instantly, and when I run a project, it runs against the current snapshot version of its dependencies without forcing me to do a Maven build. Is this possible in Intellij?

Maybe I can create an uber-project above my main projects? Of course, that doesn't help much when I need to close a subproject because I don't want to see the compile errors or for other reasons.

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The rough equivalent of an Eclipse Project is an IDEA Module.
For more Eclipse Migration help please see http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/documentation/migration_faq.html
And you might also find http://hamletdarcy.blogspot.com/2008/02/10-helpful-hints-on-moving-from-eclipse.html interesting

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You can also see the thread http://devnet.jetbrains.net/message/5248553#5248553 for some discussion on the topic.

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