IntelliJ IDEA 13.1 Web Help

File | Settings | IDE Settings | Editor - Appearance

settings

Use this page to customize the appearance of the Editor.

Item Description
Use antialiased font Select this check box to enable showing fonts without distortions.
Caret blinking (ms) Select this check box to make the caret blink with the specified period (in milliseconds).
Use block caret Select this check box to have the block caret applied in the Insert mode and the usual caret applied in the Overwrite mode.
Clear this check box to have the usual caret applied in the Insert mode and the block caret applied in the Overwrite mode.
Show right margin (configured in Code Style options) Select this check box to have a thin vertical line at the right margin of the editor displayed. Refer to the description of the General page of the Code Style settings.
Show line numbers Select this check box to have line numbering shown in the left gutter area.
Show method separators Select this check box to have thin lines displayed in classes to separate methods from each other and to separate methods from field declarations.
Show whitespaces Select this check box to have IntelliJ IDEA display white spaces or tabs (depending on the Code Style settings made in the Tabs and Indents pane of the General page.
Show vertical indent guides Select this check box to have IntelliJ IDEA display vertical lines in the editor to indicate positions of indents and thus facilitate typing, manual formatting, reading, and maintaining code.
9.0+ Show icons preview in gutter for small icons (Java) If this check box is selected, preview of small icons (up to 16x16 pixels) are shown in the left gutter:

iconsPreview.png

Show HTML breadcrumbs
(Reopen editor for changes to take effect)
Select this check box to show a breadcrumb trail on top of the editor tab for an HTML file.

breadcrumbs.png

10.0+Show breadcrumbs for XML files Select this check box to show a breadcrumb trail on top of the editor tab for an XML file. Reopen the editor for the changes to take effect.

breadcrumbs_xml

Show CSS color preview icon in gutter Select this check box to show color preview icons for the color values.

See Changing Color Values in Style Sheets.

colorPreview.png

13.0+

If this check box is not selected, it is still possible to invoke the color picker and change color values, by choosing the Change color intention action:

no_icon_change_color

10.5+ Enable XML/HTML tag tree highlighting Select this check box to show the hierarchy of tags highlighted with different colors. If this option is enabled, you can define the following options:
  • Levels to highlight: specify the depth of hierarchy to be highlighted.
  • Opacity: specify brightness of highlighting

tags_highlighting

Note

Highlighting is activated when there is more than one tag with the same name in the hierarchy.

10.5+Show Spring Profiles panel If this check box is selected, Spring configuration files show the active profile names on top of the editor. This panel also provides Change Profiles action.

spring-profile

If there are no profiles in a file set, the panel is not displayed.

Show SASS color preview icon in gutter Select this check box to show color preview icons for the color values.

See Changing Color Values in Style Sheets.

See Also

Procedures:

Reference:

Web Resources: