# Goto Anything
Using Goto Anything, you can navigate your project's files swiftly.
Keyboard shortcuts related to Goto Anything:
|Open Goto Anything||Ctrl P|
|Open current item||⏎|
|Open current item and keep panel open||→|
|Close Goto Anything||Esc|
As you type into Goto Anything's input area, names of files in the current project will be searched, and a preview of the best match will be shown. This preview is transient; that is, it won't become the actual active view until you perform some operation on it. You will find transient views in other situations, for example, after clicking on a file in the sidebar.
Goto Anything lives up to its name – there's more to it than locating files.
# Goto Anything Operators
Goto Anything accepts several operators. All of them can be used on their own or after the search term.
This instructs Sublime Text
to first search for a file
whose path matches
and then to go to line 100 in said file.
# Supported Operators
Searches the active file for the symbol named
Symbols usually include class and function names.
Symbol searches will only yield results if the active file type has symbols defined for it. For more information about symbols, see Symbols.
Performs a fuzzy search of the
termsearch term and highlights all matches.
Goes to the specified
line_number, or to the end of the file if
line_numberis larger that the file's line count.
The Goto Anything operators are bound to the following shortcuts:
# Goto Symbol In Project
The Goto Anything shortcuts navigate the current file. If you have a project open, you can press Ctrl ⇧ R to launch Goto Anything In Project. This command will search for symbols across every file in your project.
The sidebar provides an overview of the active project (more on projects later). Files and folders in the sidebar will be available in Goto Anything and project-wide actions like, for example, project-wide searches.
Projects and the sidebar are closely related. It's important to note that there's always an active project; if you haven't opened a project file, an anonymous project will be used instead.
The sidebar provides basic file management operations through its context menu.
These are common keyboard shortcuts related to the side bar:
|Toggle side bar||Ctrl K, Ctrl B|
|Give the focus to the side bar||Ctrl 0|
|Return the focus to the view||Esc|
|Navigate side bar||Arrow keys|
Files opened from the sidebar create semi-transient views. Unlike transient views, semi-transient views show up as a new tab. The tab title of semi-transient views appears in italics. Before a new semi-transient view is opened, any other pre-existing semi-transient view in the same pane gets automatically closed.
Here's an example showing a normal view, a transient view, and a semi-transient view. Notice that the transient view has no tab:
Panes are groups of views. In Sublime Text, you can have multiple panes open at the same time.
Main keyboard shortcuts related to panes:
|Create new pane||Ctrl K, Ctrl ↑|
|Close active pane||Ctrl K, Ctrl ↓|
Further pane management commands can be found under View → Layout and related submenus.