Gradle user home
Use this field to specify the location for Gradle to store its global configuration properties, initialization scripts, caches, log files, and so on. For more detailed information, see Gradle documentation.
The default is set to $USER_HOME/.gradle. It can be overridden in one of the following ways:
If the Gradle location is set in Use Gradle from with the Specified location option and its path is defined in the environment variable
IntelliJ IDEA also supports the custom Gradle location installed from the Homebrew package manager.
Generate *.iml files for modules imported from Gradle
Select this option to store the generated .iml and library files in the .idea directory instead of idea.system.path.
It might be helpful in the following cases:
You can have several linked Gradle projects when you work in IntelliJ IDEA. You can configure settings for each selected project.
Download external annotations for dependencies
When this checkbox is selected, IntelliJ IDEA downloads a file with a set of external annotations from the JetBrains public repository.
Build and run
Use this section to specify what IntelliJ IDEA should use when you run tests, build, or run tasks in the selected linked project.
Build and run using
Use this list to select how you want to build and run your project. Use Gradle as a default option or select IntelliJ IDEA.
In this case when you select Build | Build Project from the main menu, IntelliJ IDEA goes through source sets in all modules executing the Gradle task
If you have a pure Java or a Kotlin project, it is sometimes better to select IntelliJ IDEA for building a project. IntelliJ IDEA supports the incremental build which significantly speeds up the building process. Yet, keep in mind that the IntelliJ IDEA compiler does not support some parts of the Gradle project build processing and might cause problems in building your project correctly.
Run tests using
Use this list to select how you want to run tests in your project. Use Gradle as a default option or select IntelliJ IDEA.
Use Gradle from
Use this list to configure a Gradle version for your project.
You can select one of the following options:
Use this field to specify the JVM under which IntelliJ IDEA will run Gradle when you import the specified Gradle project and when you execute its tasks. The default is set to your project JDK.
This field overrides any other Gradle JVM selection. You can check a process of how IntelliJ IDEA selects the Gradle JVM version in the Gradle JVM selection section.