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Settings Repository

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Ctrl+Alt+S settings

This page appears In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), when the Settings Repository plugin is enabled.

The plugin is bundled with IntelliJ IDEA and is activated by default. If it is disabled, you can manually enable the plugin.

Use this page to configure the Settings Repository feature that allows you to share your IDE settings between different instances of IntelliJ IDEA (or other IntelliJ platform-based) products installed on different computers.

Auto SyncSelect this checkbox, if you want your local settings to be automatically synchronized with the settings stored in the repository every time you perform an Update Project or a Push operation, or when you close your project or exit IntelliJ IDEA.

If this option is disabled, you can manually update your settings by choosing VCS | Sync Settings from the main menu.

Read-only sourcesUse this section to configure additional repositories containing any types of settings you want to share, including live templates, file templates, schemes, deployment options, etc.

These repositories cannot be overwritten or merged, just used as a source of settings as is.

Use the following controls to manage the read-only repositories:

addClick this button to add the URL of the GitHub repository that contains the settings you want to share.
deleteClick this button to remove the selected repository from the list.
edit1Click this button to edit the URL of the selected source.
arrowUp/arrowDownUse these buttons to move up/down in the list.
copy iconClick this button to clone the selected URL.
Last modified: 24 July 2018

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