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 hard wrap guide (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 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 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.
|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 external annotations inline||When this option is enabled, IntelliJ IDEA shows the icon in the gutter near the externally annotated code and shows these external annotations in your code.|
|Show inferred annotations inline||Select this checkbox to show inferred annotations in code (in addition to the gutter icon). When this option is disabled, only the icon in the gutter marks inferred annotations.|