While the default shell in IntelliJ IDEA't terminal (Alt+F12) works fine, many developers prefer to use their favorite shell. For example, Windows users may want to use PowerShell or Cmder, Linux and macOS users may want to use zsh instead of the default terminal shell. On this settings page, you can customize which shell will be used in the terminal.
|Start directory||Specify the working directory where the terminal will be launched.|
|Shell path|| Specify the shell that will run by default. Here are some values for different shells: |
|Tab name||Specify the default name of a new session tab. Note that a session tab can be renamed.|
|Audible bell||If this option is selected, the console plays the bell sound on incoming escape sequence.|
|Close session when it ends||If this option is selected, the current session ends automatically when the corresponding process ends (for example, by kill).|
|Mouse reporting||If this option is selected, the embedded local terminal supports the mouse pointer.|
|Copy to clipboard on selection||If this option is selected, the text selected in the Terminal is automatically copied to clipboard.|
|Paste on middle mouse button click||If this option is selected, you can paste clipboard contents by clicking the middle mouse button.|
|Override IDE shortcuts||If this option is selected, the Terminal tool window handles keyboard shortcuts differently from IntelliJ IDEA.|
If this checkbox is cleared, the IntelliJ IDEA key bindings are used.
|Shell integration||If this option is selected, the terminal first loads a custom |
Note that presently shell integration works for Bash/sh (