View | Tool Windows | Event Log
Event Log in the right-hand part of the bottom tool window bar
The Event Log tool window shows the information about "important" events that take place in IntelliJ IDEA.
The information about problematic situations (e.g. errors and exceptions) is displayed in red. In such cases, clicking the more link (if present) opens a balloon with a more detailed description of the error or exception. Clicking a description link (depending on the error, the text may be different e.g. NullPointerException) opens the IDE Fatal Errors dialog which lets you review the error and create a bug report.
The General tab appears when the Database tab opens. In the absence of the Database tab, the information is shown in the output pane which, in this case, is not tabbed.
For the Database tool window, the following may be shown:
- The information about data synchronizations and various manipulations with databases such as creating, modifying and deleting tables and columns, etc.
- Error messages.
For the Table Editor only error messages are shown.
|Settings||Use this icon to open the Notifications page where you can select which events you want to be notified of and also which events should be logged.|
Use this icon to enable or disable showing notifications.
Note that this icon is a toggle which turns the corresponding feature on or off.
When showing notifications is enabled, you are notified of the events that take place in IntelliJ IDEA. The corresponding notifications are shown in the balloons.
The alternative way to enable or disable this feature is by means of the Display balloon notifications check box on the Notifications page.
|Use Soft Wraps||Use this icon to turn on or off the soft wrap mode for the output.|
|Scroll to the end||Use this icon to go to the end of the event log.|
|Mark all as read||Use this icon to mark all the messages as read.|
Use this icon to delete all the messages and thus clear the log.
This function can alternatively be accessed by means of the context menu.
|Help (F1)||Use this icon or shortcut to open the corresponding help topic.|