In the IDE only the following search options are available:
Edit|Find (search current active file)
Edit|Find in Projects (searches one or more projects)
There is no way (that I can find) to search within the installed gems or Ruby base libraries. For example if I have been
doing some step debugging and ended up within a plugin source file and want to search within that plugin for something I
"6.0" was the right Version, since this is a valid request since 6.0.
issue #141637 (First class support for gems + base libraries in Ruby/Rails projects.)
use the favorites Window (ctrl+3) to navigate to the gems/library you want to search. Right-click on the node of the
folder and select "find (ctrl + f)".
This allows for a recursive search from the folder.
If the one of the files for the gem is already open (say from a debugging session) then use the command "Navigate Select
in Favorites (ctrl+shift+3)" to navigate to the file in the favorites window.