IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 Help

Getting Help

There are a lot of ways to obtain information about IntelliJ IDEA and its features, report issues and get support.

Use the Help menu commands:

ij help menu

Menu item

Keyboard shortcut

Description

Find Action

Ctrl+Shift+A

Choose this command to invoke an action by its name.

Keymap Reference

Choose this command to see the IntelliJ IDEA shortcuts map in PDF format.

Demos and Screencasts

Choose this command to see the IntelliJ IDEA demo videos and screencasts on YouTube .

Help

Choose this command to visit IntelliJ IDEA online Help topics.

Tip of the Day

Choose this command to show an arbitrary tip.

Refer to the section Using Tips of the Day.

Productivity Guide

Choose this command to show productivity guide.

Support Center

Choose this command to open JetBrains Support page.

Submit Feedback

Choose this command to report your overall impression of IntelliJ IDEA to the support service.

Refer to the section Reporting Issues and Sharing Your Feedback.

Show Log in Explorer/Finder

Choose this command to find IntelliJ IDEA's log.

Refer to the section Reporting Issues and Sharing Your Feedback for details.

Edit Custom Properties

Choose this command to open the custom file idea.properties, located under the user home. If this file does not exist, IntelliJ IDEA suggests to create it.

Refer to the section Tuning IntelliJ IDEA for details.

Edit Custom VM Options

Choose this command to open the custom file *.vmoptions, located under the user home. If this file does not exist, IntelliJ IDEA suggests to create it.

Refer to the section Tuning IntelliJ IDEA for details.

Debug Log Settings

Choose this command to change logging level for a category. Choosing this command leads to opening the Custom Debug Log Configuration dialog box, where you have to type the log categories names, separated with new lines.

Refer to the section Reporting Issues and Sharing Your Feedback.

What's New in IntelliJ IDEA

Choose this command to open the What's New page.

Licences

Choose this command to show the legal information.

Register...

Choose this command to register IntelliJ IDEA.

Check for Updates...

Choose this command to obtain information about the current version, and the availability of newer versions of IntelliJ IDEA. Refer to Updates page.

This command in available on Windows/Linux. On Mac OS it appears on the IntelliJ IDEA menu.

About

Choose this command to obtain information about the current version of IntelliJ IDEA, current build, etc. Press Escape to close the popup window.

This command in available on Windows/Linux. On Mac OS it appears on the IntelliJ IDEA menu.

Last modified: 25 October 2018