IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.0 Web Help

File | Settings | IDE Settings | Editor - Colors and Fonts

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On this page:

  • Scheme: use this section to select the Colors and Fonts scheme. IntelliJ IDEA suggests several pre-defined schemes, one of them being the default.
  • Scheme settings: use the corresponding pages to change font type, colors and highlighting for the supported languages, consoles, Debugger, differences viewer, file statuses, and scopes. Note that besides color settings, highlighting is determined by your Inspection Profile. For example, if you do not want unused symbols to be highlighted, turn off the Unused Symbol inspection in the profile being used.

Scheme

Item Description
Scheme name From this drop-down list, select the Colors & Fonts scheme to use in your workspace. When a non-default scheme is selected, the node name changes its color to blue.

Warning

The pre-defined schemes cannot be edited. To change colors and fonts settings in such a scheme, create its copy.

Save As Click this button to save the currently selected Colors & Fonts settings as a new scheme. After saving, the scheme settings become editable.
Delete Click this button to delete the current scheme.

Scheme settings

Page Description
Font Use this page to define the family of the font to be used in the editor, its size, and line spacing.

Click browseButton to select a new font family.

Note

This button is only available for the editable schemes.

The Select Font dialog box displays a list of mono spaced fonts. To choose among all fonts available in the system, clear the Show only mono spaced fonts check box.

If an entered character cannot be displayed in the current font, the closest match is used.

  • The which_font Font section is only editable for the editable schemes. For the default schemes all the controls are disabled.
  • 12.1+If a certain glyph is not present in the selected editor font, you can use a set of fall back fonts:
    • Available fonts section shows the list of all the fonts, detected on the computer.
    • Selected fonts section shows the list of fall back fonts, from which the missing glyphs will be taken.

    Use the arrow icons to make up the list of selected fonts, and define the order of fall back fonts.

Console Font Use this page to define the family of the font to be used in the console, its size, and line spacing.

Click browseButton to select a new font family.

Note

This button is only available for the editable schemes.

The Select Font dialog box displays a list of mono spaced fonts. To choose among all fonts available in the system, clear the Show only mono spaced fonts check box.

If an entered character cannot be displayed in the current font, the closest match is used.

  • The which_font Font section is only editable for the editable schemes. For the default schemes all the controls are disabled.
  • 12.1+If a certain glyph is not present in the selected editor font, you can use a set of fall back fonts:
    • Available fonts section shows the list of all the fonts, detected on the computer.
    • Selected fonts section shows the list of fall back fonts, from which the missing glyphs will be taken.

    Use the arrow icons to make up the list of selected fonts, and define the order of fall back fonts.

General Use this page to customize the font type and colors for the editor textual components, specified in the list.
Supported languages, frameworks, and IntelliJ IDEA components Use these pages to customize font type and colors for the corresponding file types and the IntelliJ IDEA components.
Custom Use this page to customize the font type and colors in user-defined file types, in particular, for custom keywords highlighting.
File Status Use this page to customize font type and colors to visually denote the current file status with regards to a VCS repository.
Scope Based Use this page to customize colors and highlighting for class members assigned to various scopes.

To edit a scope, click the Edit Scopes button below the pane with a list of existing scopes. The Scopes dialog box opens.

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