Use this page to change the overall look and feel of your IDE.
Select the desired theme from the list. The high contrast theme is available for those who have the eyesight deficiency.
Use custom font
Select the checkbox to specify custom font family and size.
When first installed, IntelliJ IDEA takes Windows default font size and style.
Support screen readers
Enable a screen reader for IntelliJ IDEA.
Adjust colors for red-green vision deficiency (protanopia, deuteranopia)
Adjust colors if you have red-green color vision deficiency.
This option allows you to configure a custom background image for the IDE.
Cyclic scrolling in list
Enable scrolling through a list by jumping from the last item to the first one and vice versa.
Show icons in quick navigation
Shown icons in the quick navigation popup (Ctrl/Ctrl+Shift/Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N).
Automatically position mouse cursor on default button
Place the mouse pointer at the default button when a dialog opens.
Hide navigation popups on focus loss
If this checkbox is selected, the navigation popup frames (go to class/file/symbol) close, when any other IntelliJ IDEA component gets the focus.
If this checkbox is not selected, the navigation popup frames persist on changing the focus, and the only way to close such popup lays with pressing Escape.
Drag-n-Drop with ALT pressed only
If this checkbox is not selected (by default), IntelliJ IDEA allows moving editor tabs, tool window buttons, files and folders in the Project Tool Window, using drag-n-drop.
Select this checkbox to avoid accidental moving of a file or folder, or a UI component. Thus drag-n-drop only works while ALT key is pressed.
Tooltip initial delay (ms)
Use this slider to specify the time to pass between the moment you hover the mouse over an item in the editor and the moment when the tooltip with its value appears. This settings is especially important during debugging. If the delay is too short using the mouse becomes inconvenient because every mouse move across the screen brings forward a number of tooltips with the values of all the variables.
Select which antialising mode you want to apply to the IDE (including menus, tool windows, and so on):
Select which antialiasing mode you want to apply to the editor:
Select this checkbox to have undocked tool windows slide with the animation effect.
This option applies only when a tool window is undocked.
Show memory indicator
Show the Memory Indicator on the Status Bar.
Disable mnemonics in menu
Hide underlining of hot keys in the IntelliJ IDEA menus.
Disable mnemonics in controls
Hide underlining of hot keys in the IntelliJ IDEA controls.
Display icons in menu items
If this checkbox is selected (by default), the icons are displayed to the left of the menu options.
If this checkbox is not selected, the menu options are displayed without icons.
Side by side layout on the left/right
When these checkboxes are selected, the way the tool windows are positioned is optimized for a wide-screen display.
Side-by-side layout is OFF:
Side by side layout is ON:
Toggle layout by Ctrl+MouseClick ⌘+MouseClick on splitter between the tool windows.
This only applies to the tool windows located on the left and right sides, but not at the top and bottom of the IntelliJ IDEA window.
Enable by-pixel scrolling instead of by-line scrolling when you turn your mouse wheel.
Show tool window bars
Select this checkbox to display tool window bars.
Show tool window numbers
Select this checkbox to show tool window quick access numbers on the tool window buttons.
You can use the Alt+number ⌘+number shortcuts regardless of this setting and change the shortcuts on the Keymap page.
Note that the tool window mnemonics show up only when the corresponding keybindings have the format
Allow merging buttons on dialogs
If this checkbox is selected, the multiple options in a dialog are grouped under a single button with a down arrow.
You can view all merged commands by clicking the list, or pressing Shift+Alt+Enter ⌥+⇧+Enter.
If this checkbox is not selected, the buttons will be shown in a row. Compare:
Small labels in editor tabs
If this checkbox is selected, the font size on the editor tabs is set to the smaller value.
If this checkbox is not selected, the font size on the editor tabs is set to the default value, as n the project tree view.
Widescreen tool window layout
|If this checkbox is selected, the way the tool windows are positioned is optimized for a wide-screen display. |
Widescreen tool window layout is OFF:
Widescreen tool window layout is ON:
Select the font size for the presentation mode.