IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 Help

Accessing Settings

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Introduction

This section describes simple steps required to access the Settings/Preferences dialog. Note that the settings that pertain to the current project, are marked with /help/img/idea/2016.3/current_project_icon.png icon.

Opening the Settings / Preferences dialog

Do one of the following:

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+S.
  • On the main toolbar, click /help/img/idea/2016.3/settings.png.
  • On the main menu, choose File | Settings for Windows and Linux or IntelliJ IDEA | Preferences for OS X
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+A, type settings and press Enter. See Navigating to Action.
  • Click /help/img/idea/2016.3/search_everywhere.png in the upper-right corner of the IntelliJ IDEA window, and type #.

Refer to Finding an option or setting using Search Everywhere or Find Action below.

Finding an option or setting

  1. Open the Settings / Preferences dialog.
  2. In the search field, start typing the text that you expect to find in the name of the setting. As soon as the specified text is found, the matching element is highlighted and the corresponding page is displayed.
    /help/img/idea/2016.3/find_settings.png

Finding an option or setting using Search Everywhere or Find Action

You can also use Searching Everywhere or Find Action. To find an option or setting, first type # character, and then choose one of the suggested categories:

/help/img/idea/2016.3/find_setting1.png

See Also

Last modified: 29 November 2016