IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1 Help


File | Settings | Editor | Inspections for Windows and Linux
IntelliJ IDEA | Preferences | Editor | Inspections for macOS
Ctrl+Alt+S the Settings/Preferences icon

Inspections settings

Modified inspections are highlighted in blue.

Manage profiles

inspections set profiles


Select the name of the profile you want to configure.

Show Scheme Actions
  • Copy to IDE/Copy to Project: create a copy of the selected profile on the project or global (IDE) level.

  • Duplicate: create a copy of the current profile.

  • Rename: rename the profile.

  • Delete: remove a profile. You can only delete custom profiles.

  • Add Description: write some description for the current profile. After you type the text, press Enter it, or Escape to discard.

  • Export: save the current profile to your computer as an XML file.

  • Import Profile: import a previously exported profile.


Inspections toolbar

Search History

Search through the list of inspections. Your search requests will be stored.

Filter Inspections

Show the list of available inspections filters.

To reset the applied filter, click the Filter Inspections icon and select the Reset Filter option from the list.

Expand All Ctrl+NumPad Plus

Collapse All Ctrl+NumPad -

Expand/collapse all inspections.

Reset to Empty

Disable all inspections.

Inspection severity and scopes




The description of the selected inspection.

Inspection severity

Select the severity level for the current inspection.


Select the scope of files to which you want to apply the current inspection.

Click Edit Scopes Order to switch to another dialog, where you can create a new scope or change the order of the existing scopes.

Last modified: 25 May 2020