IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1 Help

Getting started

The most important source of information about IntelliJ IDEA is this online help. To access it from IntelliJ IDEA, do one of the following:

  • From the main menu, select Help | Help.

  • Press F1 on the keyboard.

  • Click The Help icon in a dialog or a tool window.

If you do not have internet access to view the online help, you can use the IntelliJ IDEA Help plugin, which serves the help pages via the built-in web server for offline use.

Contact support

If you can't find the information you need in the online help, you can contact the JetBrains support team.

Report bugs

If you encounter a bug or would like to suggest a new feature, use the IntelliJ IDEA issue tracker.

  • From the main menu, select Help | Submit a Bug Report.

Before submitting, it is a good idea to search the issue tracker for similar reports and feature requests to avoid duplicates. If you find a similar ticket, you can add a comment to it or vote for it to bring more attention of the development team.

If you need to attach the IntelliJ IDEA log file, locate it using the relevant Help menu item:

  • Help | Show Log in Explorer (for Windows and Linux)

  • Help | Show Log in Finder (for macOS)

Share feedback

You can use the feedback form to tell us what you like or don't like about JetBrains products.

  • From the main menu, select Help | Submit Feedback.

Learn more

There are several ways to learn more about IntelliJ IDEA:

Tips of the day

Show up every time you start IntelliJ IDEA and provide useful hints. To suppress them, you can clear the Show Tips on Startup checkbox.

To open the Tip of the Day dialog, select Help | Tip of the Day from the main menu.

Productivity guide

Displays a list of useful features with statistics and tips.

To open it, select Help | Productivity Guide from the main menu.

To discover new features, sort the list by group and note rarely used features in the same group as the ones you use more frequently. Click the feature to see its usage description.

Keymap reference

Lists some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts in PDF format, which you can print out and keep on your desk for reference.

To open it, select Help | Keymap Reference from the main menu.

For more information, see IntelliJ IDEA keyboard shortcuts.

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Last modified: 15 April 2020