Java – Highlight exception throwers in IntelliJ IDEA


I recently moved from Eclipse to IntelliJ IDEA, and there is a feature that I'm missing. In Eclipse, when you placed the caret on a checked exception, in throws declaration or catch block, it would highlight which method/constructor calls throw that exception.

Is there any way to do this in IntelliJ IDEA (Community edition)?

Best Solution

Place the caret on the catch keyword and press Ctrl+Shift+F7.

(Find | Highlight Usages in File). If you are using different keymap and the above shortcut doesn't work, use Help | Find Action to search for this action and see its keyboard shortcut:

Find Action

If you want it to work automatically, enable Settings | Editor | Highlight usages of element at caret.

The same works on try and throws keywords with a choice of exceptions to highlight.

Here is a screenshot from IntelliJ IDEA Tip of the Day:

exceptions highlighted

Note that there is no way to highlight it by particular exception class until you select this class from the list of suggestions:

exceptions to highlight