The Project File List shows all the files in the project. You can type into it to open files quickly; regardless of what directory they are in. Most files can be opened with just a few keystrokes. You can also type wildcards and change working directories directly by typing into the text box and pressing Enter.
Using name fragment matching, you can type part of a file name to locate a file, without bothering with the directory name.
If you type a wildcard specification and press Enter, then the file list will be filtered down to match that specification. For example, if you type *.c and press Enter, you will see all *.c files in your project, regardless of directory. To remove the wildcard, press * (asterisk) and press Enter.
If you want to browse your disk and see files that are not necessarily part of your project, type dot (.) and press Enter. The current working directory contents will fill the list. To return to the “project-only” view of the files, type ** (two asterisks) and press Enter. Alternatively, you can switch to the Project Folder Browser panel to browse directory contents.