File | Settings | Appearance and Behavior | Appearance
Use this page to change the overall look and feel of your IDE.
|Cyclic scrolling in list||Select this check box to enable scrolling through a list by jumping from the last item to the first one and vice versa.|
|Show icons in quick navigation||Select this check box to have icons shown in the quick navigation pop-up menu (Ctrl/Ctrl+Shift/Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N) .|
|Automatically position mouse cursor on default button||Select this check box to have the mouse pointer placed at the default button when a dialog box opens. If the check box is not selected, the pointer location does not change.|
|Hide navigation popups on focus loss||If this check box is selected, the navigation pop-up frames
(go to class/file/symbol)
when any other PhpStorm component gets the focus.
If this check box is not selected, the navigation pop-up frames persist on changing the focus, and the only way to close such pop-up lays with pressing Escape.
|Drag-n-Drop with ALT pressed only||If this check box is not selected (by default), PhpStorm allows moving editor tabs, tool window buttons, files and folders in the Project tool window,
Select this check box to avoid accidental moving of a file or folder, or a UI component. Thus drag-n-drop only works while ALT key is pressed.
|Theme||Use this drop-down list to select the desired theme from the list.
In particular, Darcula theme is available. Changing to/from this theme requires PhpStorm restart.
|Tooltip initial delay (ms)||Use this slider to specify the time to pass between the moment you hover the mouse over an item in the editor and the moment when the tooltip with its value appears. This settings is especially important during debugging. If the delay is too short using the mouse becomes inconvenient because every mouse move across the screen brings forward a number of tooltips with the values of all the variables.|
|Override default fonts by (not recommended)||Select this check box to enable specifying font family and size to be used instead of the default one.
When first installed, PhpStorm takes Windows default font size and style.
|Use transparent mode for floating windows||Select this check box if you want floating tool windows to become semi-transparent when inactive (i.e. not in focus).
The Delay and Ratio fields are enabled only after you select the Use transparent mode... check box.
|Delay (ms)||In this text box, specify the time in milliseconds after which an inactive floating tool window becomes transparent.|
|Ratio||Specify the transparency ratio for the floating tool windows using the sliding scale.
Note that the higher the ratio, the more transparent and less visible the tool windows are.
|Animate windows||Select this check box to have undocked tool windows slide with the animation effect.
This option applies only when a tool window is undocked.
|Show memory indicator||Select this check box to show the Memory Indicator on the Status Bar.|
|Disable mnemonics in menu||Select this check box to hide underlining of hot keys in the PhpStorm menus.|
|Disable mnemonics in controls||Select this check box to hide underlining of hot keys in the PhpStorm controls.|
|Display icons in menu items||If this check box is selected (by default), the icons are displayed to the left of the menu commands.
If this check box is not selected, the menu commands are displayed without icons.
|Side by side layout on the left/right||When these check boxes are selected, the way the tool windows are positioned is optimized for a wide-screen display.
Side-by-side layout is OFF:
Side by side layout is ON:
Toggle layout by Ctrl+MouseClick on splitter between the tool windows.
This only applies to the tool windows located on the left and right sides, but not at the top and bottom of the PhpStorm window.
|Show editor preview tooltip||If this check box is selected, PhpStorm shows a fragment of the source code, annotated with the warnings or error messages, or allocated outside of the visible area of the editor. See section 'Lens' Mode.|
|Show tool window bars||Select this check box to display tool window bars.|
|Show tool window numbers||
Select this check box to show tool window quick access numbers
on the tool window buttons.
You can use the Alt+number shortcuts regardless of this setting and change the shortcuts on the Keymap page.
Note that the tool window mnemonics show up only when the corresponding keybindings have the
|Allow merging buttons on dialogs||If this check box is selected, the multiple commands in a dialog box are grouped under a single button with a down arrow.
You can view all merged commands by clicking the drop-down list, or pressing Shift+Alt+Enter
If this check box is not selected, the buttons will be shown in a row. Compare:
|Small labels in editor tabs||If this check box is cleared, the font size on the editor tabs is set to the default value, as in the project tree view.
If this check box is selected, the font size on the editor tabs is set to the smaller value.
|Widescreen tool window layout||If this check box is selected, the way the tool windows are positioned is optimized for a wide-screen display.
Widescreen tool window layout is OFF:
Widescreen tool window layout is ON:
|Font size||Use the drop-down list to select the font size for the presentation mode.|