IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2 Help

Settings Repository

This page appears In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, when the 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 Sync

Select 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 sources

Use 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:

Icons general add

Click this button to add the URL of the GitHub repository that contains the settings you want to share.

Icons general remove

Click this button to remove the selected repository from the list.

Icons actions edit

Click this button to edit the URL of the selected source.

Icons actions previous occurence/Icons actions next occurence

Use these buttons to move up/down in the list.

Icons actions copy

Click this button to clone the selected URL.

Last modified: 02 August 2022