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Creating and Saving Temporary Run/Debug Configurations

Sometimes you might need to run or debug a certain class with the main() method without creating a dedicated run configuration. In this case, you can use the temporary run configuration provided by IntelliJ IDEA.

Temporary run/debug configuration is added to the list of available configurations and works same way as the permanent run/debug configuration. You can change its settings using the Run/Debug Configuration dialog box and optionally save it as permanent.

Creating a temporary run/debug configuration

  1. Select the desired class with the main() method in the Project view or open it in the editor.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • On the context menu, choose Run <name> or Debug <name>.

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+F10.

    IntelliJ IDEA creates a temporary configuration, which appears in the Run/Debug Configuration selector when the run or debug session is over.

Saving a temporary run/debug configuration

  • In the Run/Debug Configuration selector, choose Save <configuration name>.

  • In the Run/Debug Configuration dialog box, click Save button.

  • On the context menu of the editor or Project view, choose Save <configuration name>.

Last modified: 1 February 2019

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