Use this page to customize the appearance of the Editor.
Caret blinking (ms)
Select this checkbox to make the caret blink with the specified period (in milliseconds).
Use block caret
Select this checkbox to have the block caret applied in the Insert mode and the usual caret applied in the Overwrite mode.
Show hard wrap guide (configured in Code Style options)
Select this checkbox to have a thin vertical line at the right margin of the editor displayed. Refer to the description of the Code Style settings.
Show line numbers
Select this checkbox to have line numbering shown in the left gutter area.
Show method separators
Select this checkbox to have thin lines displayed in classes to separate methods from each other and to separate methods from field declarations.
Select this checkbox to have IntelliJ IDEA display white spaces or tabs (depending on the Code Style settings).
You can select the following options:
Show indent guides
Select this checkbox to have IntelliJ IDEA display vertical lines in the editor to indicate positions of indents and thus facilitate typing, manual formatting, reading, and maintaining code.
Show code lens on scrollbar hover
Select this checkbox to enable lens mode.
Show parameter name hints
If the checkbox is selected, the parameter name hints appear in the editor for SQL, Java and Groovy. For example, the column name hints may be shown for
Here is how the same statement is shown when this checkbox is not selected.
Click Configure to change the contents of the Blacklist.
Show CSS color preview as background
If this checkbox is selected, the background of the color value shows the color preview:
Enable XML/HTML tag tree highlighting
|Select this checkbox to show the hierarchy of tags highlighted with different colors. If this option is enabled, you can define the following options: |
Highlighting is activated when there is more than one tag with the same name in the hierarchy.
|Highlight RDoc and ruby in comments This feature is only supported, when Ruby plugin is installed!||If this checkbox is selected, the keywords are highlighted in comments. Otherwise, they are displayed as plain text. |
Changing state of this checkbox takes effect upon IntelliJ IDEA restart only.
Show external annotations inline
When this option is enabled, IntelliJ IDEA shows the icon in the gutter near the externally annotated code and shows these external annotations in your code.
Show inferred annotations inline
Select this checkbox to show inferred annotations in code (in addition to the gutter icon). When this option is disabled, only the icon in the gutter marks inferred annotations.
Show chain call type hints
When this option is enabled, IntelliJ IDEA shows hints for a type of the return value of the called method.