To increase productivity of PhpStorm, you can change settings that reside in the following locations (depending on your operating system):
- On Windows systems:
<PhpStorm installation folder>/bin/PhpStorm.exe.vmoptions
<PhpStorm installation folder>/bin/PhpStorm64.exe.vmoptions
- On *NIX systems:
<PhpStorm installation folder>/bin/PhpStorm.vmoptions
<PhpStorm installation folder>/bin/PhpStorm64.vmoptions
- On Mac OS:
For example, to increase PhpStorm heap size, you should copy the original .vmoptions file from /Applications/PhpStorm.app/bin/idea.vmoptions to ~/Library/Preferences/WebIdeXX/idea.vmoptions, then modify the -Xmx setting.
For the older versions, the settings are stored in:
Managing case of unicode literals
PhpStorm allows defining whether non-ascii characters should use literals like '\u00AB' or '\00ab'.
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)
- On Windows and *NIX: add the line
to the bin/PhpStorm.properties file, located under the product installation.
On Mac OS:
Copy the file /Applications/PhpStorm.app/bin/PhpStorm.properties to ~/Library/Preferences/WebIdeXX/, 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 PhpStorm, open for editing the file /Applications/PhpStorm.app/Contents/Info.plist, and add the following code:
to the section <key>Properties</key> <dict> ... <dict>