Frequently Asked Questions


What do the different folder and file colors mean?

Containers (folders, files, and components) have different colors depending on the symbols they contain. The color corresponds whatever symbol type has the most bytes in that container. The color is the same as that symbol type's icon.

When hovering over the container, you can see a breakdown of all the symbol types inside. The first row of that table indicates the symbol type with the most bytes.

What does “Type”, “Count”, “Total size”, and “Percent” refer to?

When hovering over a container, a card appears breaking down the symbols stored within that container. The data appears as a pie chart and a table with the columns “Type”, “Count”, “Total size”, and “Percent”.

  • Type refers to the symbol type that row represents.
  • Count indicates the number of symbols of that type present in the container.
  • Total size indicates how many bytes the symbols of that type take up in total.
  • Percent indicates how much the total size of a symbol type takes up of the total size of the container. It also correlates to the pie chart sizes.

Which keyboard shortcuts are supported?

Once the symbol tree is focused on, various keyboard shortcuts are supported to navigate around the tree.

The symbol tree can be focused by clicking on it or by pressing Tab until the tree is focused.

Enter or SpaceOpen or close a container, just like clicking on it
Focus the node below the current node
Focus the node above the current node
Move focus to the first child node, or open the current node if closed
Move focus to the parent node, or close the current node if open
HomeMove focus to the topmost node
EndMove focus to the bottommost node
A-zFocus the next node that starts with the given character
*Expand all sibling containers of the current node.


A description of how size information is collected, including descriptions of each symbol type, is detailed in

What are “Other small” symbols for?

To reduce the size of the generated data file, small symbols are omitted by default. Small symbols of the same type are combined into an “Other small [type]” bucket.

More symbols can be displayed by using the --all-symbols flag when generating the data file. However, the data file will be larger and will take longer to load.


What regular expressions syntax is supported?

The contain and exclude regular expressions are evaluated against each symbol's:

  • Full Name (as shown on the details card for it)
  • Source Path
  • Grouping (when a grouping is active).

The “Symbols must contain” filter is applied before the “Symbols must exclude” filter.

Example filterRegular expression
Find symbols in MyJavaClass^MyJavaClass#
Find folders named myfolder^myfolder$