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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.

A temporary configuration is created every time you run test classes or methods from the context menu or using the gutter icons Run test class or Run test method. The new configuration appears greyed out in the run/debug Configuration selector when the run or debug session is over.

Temporary configuration in selector

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 and optionally save it as permanent.

Temporary configurations cannot be viewed and edited in XCode. You can save a temporary configuration to make it available among other XCode schemes.

Create 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:

    • Right-click code in the editor and select 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.

Save a temporary run/debug configuration

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

  • In the Edit Configurations dialog, select the temporary configuration in the list, and click Save button.

  • From the context menu of the editor or Project tool window, choose Save <configuration name>.

Last modified: 20 September 2019