IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 Help

Getting Help

There are a lot of ways to obtain information about IntelliJ IDEA and its features, report issues and get support.

In this section:

Overview

Use the Help menu commands:

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Menu commands

Menu itemKeyboard shortcutDescription
Find ActionCtrl+Shift+AChoose this command to invoke an action by its name.
Keymap ReferenceChoose this command to see the IntelliJ IDEA shortcuts map in PDF format.
Demos and ScreencastsChoose this command to see the IntelliJ IDEA demo videos and screencasts on YouTube .
HelpChoose this command to visit IntelliJ IDEA online Help topics.
Tip of the DayChoose this command to show an arbitrary tip.

Refer to the section Using Tips of the Day.

Productivity GuideChoose this command to show productivity guide.
Support CenterChoose this command to open JetBrains Support page.
Submit FeedbackChoose this command to report your overall impression of IntelliJ IDEA to the support service.

Refer to the section Reporting Issues and Sharing Your Feedback.

Show Log in Explorer/FinderChoose this command to find IntelliJ IDEA's log.

Refer to the section Reporting Issues and Sharing Your Feedback for details.

Edit Custom PropertiesChoose this command to open the custom file idea.properties, located under the user home. If this file does not exist, IntelliJ IDEA suggests to create it.

Refer to the section Tuning IntelliJ IDEA for details.

Edit Custom VM Options Choose this command to open the custom file *.vmoptions, located under the user home. If this file does not exist, IntelliJ IDEA suggests to create it.

Refer to the section Tuning IntelliJ IDEA for details.

Debug Log SettingsChoose this command to change logging level for a category. Choosing this command leads to opening the Custom Debug Log Configuration dialog box, where you have to type the log categories names, separated with new lines.

Refer to the section Reporting Issues and Sharing Your Feedback.

What's New in IntelliJ IDEAChoose this command to open the What's New page.
LicencesChoose this command to show the legal information.
Register...Choose this command to register IntelliJ IDEA.
Check for Updates...Choose this command to obtain information about the current version, and the availability of newer versions of IntelliJ IDEA. Refer to Updates page.

This command in available on Windows/Linux. On Mac OS it appears on the IntelliJ IDEA menu.

AboutChoose this command to obtain information about the current version of IntelliJ IDEA, current build, etc. Press Escape to close the popup window.

This command in available on Windows/Linux. On Mac OS it appears on the IntelliJ IDEA menu.

See Also

Last modified: 29 November 2016