Using bookmarks in IntelliJ IDEA

When navigating a codebase we might see something interesting that we want to come back to later. This is where bookmarks can come in handy. Let’s take a look!

We can bookmark a line by pressing F3 (on macOS) or F11 (on Windows/Linux). This shortcut creates an anonymous line bookmark, marked with a Bookmark icon. If we don’t remember the shortcut, we can right-click the gutter next to the line of code we want to bookmark and select Add Bookmark.


  • (documentation) JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA – Bookmarks
  • (guide) JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Guide – Bookmarks
  • (documentation) JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA –Breakpoints