Use this page to customize the appearance of the Editor.
|Caret blinking (ms)||Select this checkbox to make the caret blink with the specified period (in milliseconds).|
|Use block caret||Select this checkbox to have the block caret applied in the Insert mode and the usual caret applied in the Overwrite mode.|
Clear this checkbox to have the usual caret applied in the Insert mode and the block caret applied in the Overwrite mode.
|Show right margin (configured in Code Style options)||Select this checkbox to have a thin vertical line at the right margin of the editor displayed. Refer to the description of the Code Style settings.|
|Show line numbers||Select this checkbox to have line numbering shown in the left gutter area.|
|Show method separators||Select this checkbox to have thin lines displayed in classes to separate methods from each other and to separate methods from field declarations.|
|Show whitespaces||Select this checkbox to have IntelliJ IDEA display white spaces or tabs (depending on the Code Style settings). |
You can select the following options:
|Show vertical indent guides||Select this checkbox to have IntelliJ IDEA display vertical lines in the editor to indicate positions of indents and thus facilitate typing, manual formatting, reading, and maintaining code.|
|Show code lens on scrollbar hover||Select this checkbox to enable lens mode.|
|Show breadcrumbs||Select this checkbox to show a breadcrumb trail on top of the editor tab for an HTML or an XML file. Reopen the editor for the changes to take effect. (XML) (HTML)|
|Show parameter name hints|| If the checkbox is selected, the parameter name hints appear in the editor for SQL, Java and Groovy. E.g. the column name hints may be shown for SQL INSERT statements. |
Here is how the same statement is shown when this checkbox is not selected.
Click Configure to change the contents of the Blacklist. See Type Hinting in IntelliJ IDEA.
|Show CSS color preview icon in gutter||Select this checkbox to show color preview icons for the color values. |
If this checkbox is not selected, it is still possible to invoke the color picker and change color values, by choosing the Change color intention action.
|Show CSS color preview as background||If this checkbox is selected, the background of the color value shows the color preview:|
|Enable XML/HTML tag tree highlighting||Select this checkbox to show the hierarchy of tags highlighted with different colors. If this option is enabled, you can define the following options: |
Highlighting is activated when there is more than one tag with the same name in the hierarchy.
| Highlight RDoc and ruby in comments |
This feature is only supported, when Ruby plugin is installed!
|If this checkbox is selected, the keywords are highlighted in comments. Otherwise, they are displayed as plain text. |
Changing state of this checkbox takes effect upon IntelliJ IDEA restart only.
|Show Spring Profiles panel||If this checkbox is selected, Spring configuration files show the active profile names on top of the editor. This panel also provides the Change Profiles action. |
Clicking this action opens up the Change Active Spring Profiles dialog where you can choose a scope to which you want to apply the selected profiles.
If there are no profiles in a file set, the panel is not displayed.
|Show Spring Multiple Contexts panel||If this option is selected, a panel notifying you that a file belongs to different filesets is displayed. |
Clicking the Spring Application Context link allows you to switch between different contexts.
|Show Spring Boot meta-data panel||If this option is selected, a panel notifying you that Spring Boot Configuration Annotation Processor is not found in classpath will be displayed when you create a top-level class annotated with |