Do you know the case where you search for something within a PHPStorm project and want to jump back where you where before? Or that you jumped to a declaration of a function or to a usage of it?

Fortunately there is way to navigate back through your, lets call it, navigation stack. The shortcut for it is the following:

⌘ + ⌥ + ←

There are actually multiple shortcuts defined, you can check and change them through your keymap[1]. Search for "Back" (Main menu => navigate => back).


  1. Preferences => Appearance & Behaviour => Keymap ↩︎