Interface

Interface

Tips and tricks for modifying the IDE interface.

You can configure our IDEs in a number of different ways to suit your requirements.

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Run Anything
How to use the Run Anything dialog

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Enable new UI
How to enable the new UI

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Reformat code
How to reformat code

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Tabless UI in any JetBrains IDE
In any JetBrains Integrated Development Environment (IDE), you have the power to take control of your workspace. In this video, we'll show you how to configure your editor tabs to optimize your coding environment.

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Changing the font size in the editor
Use a keyboard shortcut to change the font size in the editor.

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Run Anything
Launch run/debug configurations, applications, scripts, commands, tasks, and open recent projects.

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Move Line
Start a new line below or above your current line with the correct indentation.

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In editor doc rendering
You can render Javadocs directly in the editor including HTML tags, images and links.

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Manage VCS Changelists in IntelliJ IDEA
Group and commit changes related to certain tasks

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Complete Statement
Complete statement can add your semicolons, brackets and manage caret placement for you.

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Using Escape
How to exit dialogs and return your focus to the editor

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Reformat File
How to reformat a file or section of code

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Running and Terminating/Stopping a Process
How to run and stop a process

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Distraction Free Mode in IntelliJ IDEA
Hide all UI elements (tool windows, toolbars, and editor tabs) so the editor occupies the entire main window with the source code centered.

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Search Everywhere
Tips for using Search Everywhere (Shift+Shift)

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Type into any dialog to search
You can start typing into a dialog box to search, even if there's not a textual search box available.

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Tour of a Gradle project
Take a look around a standard Gradle project to understand it better.

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Using the IDE Feature Trainer
Learning new things in the IDE

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Download a JDK
Download or associate a JDK with your project.

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Drag and Dock Editor tabs
You can move editor tabs around as required

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Turn Editor Breadcrumbs On and Off
Editor breadcrumbs show you your file structure

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Create an Editor Fold
Create an editor fold to hide parts of your class

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Exclude a completion option
Helps to reduce options that are not relevant for your code

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Toggle Tool Windows On and Off
Toggle Tool Windows to tailor your interface

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Configure Your Editor
Setup the editor to suit your requirements

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IntelliJ IDEA Welcome Screen
Get a project from source control, open an existing project, or create a new project