Tuning IntelliJ IDEA
In this section:
To increase productivity of IntelliJ IDEA, you can change settings that reside in the following locations (depending on your operating system):
- On Windows systems:
<IntelliJ IDEA installation folder>/bin/idea.exe.vmoptions
<IntelliJ IDEA installation folder>/bin/idea64.exe.vmoptions
- On *NIX systems:
<IntelliJ IDEA installation folder>/bin/idea.vmoptions
<IntelliJ IDEA installation folder>/bin/idea64.vmoptions
- On OS X:
Example. increasing heap size
For example, to increase IntelliJ IDEA heap size, you should copy the original .vmoptions file from
/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA.app/bin/idea.vmoptions to
~/Library/Preferences/IntelliJIdeaXX/idea.vmoptions, then modify the -Xmx setting.
For the older versions, the settings are stored in:
Managing case of unicode literals
IntelliJ IDEA allows defining whether non-ascii characters should use literals like
This behavior is controlled by the system property
idea.native2ascii.lowercase. By default,
upper case characters are used.
If it is desirable to use lower case characters, do the following (depending on your platform)
12.0+On Windows and *NIX: add the line
bin/idea.propertiesfile, located under the product installation.
On OS X:
Copy the file
~/Library/Preferences/IntelliJIdeaXX/, open it for editing, and add the line
It is essential to create a copy, since the settings are replaced rather than added.
For the older versions of IntelliJ IDEA, open for editing the file
/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA.app/Contents/Info.plist, and add the following code:
to the section
<key>Properties</key> <dict> ... <dict>