IntelliJ IDEA 2022.1 Help

Confirmation

In this page, specify whether you want IntelliJ IDEA to ask you for confirmation before performing specific version control related actions.

Confirmation

When files are created

In this section, specify whether and how to put a file created in IntelliJ IDEA under version control:

  • Ask: newly created files are put under version control after you specify the options in the dialog that opens.

  • Add silently: newly created files are automatically added to version control without any notification. Apply files created outside IntelliJ IDEA: if you select this option, files created outside IntelliJ IDEA will also be placed under version control silently.

  • Do not add: newly created files remain unversioned and you can put them under version control later.

When files are deleted

In this section, specify whether and how to remove a file from version control when the file is deleted:

  • Ask: files removed locally are also removed from VCS after you have selected it in the dialog that opens.

  • Remove silently: all files removed locally are removed from VCS without asking for confirmation.

  • Do not remove: files removed locally remain under version control.

Show options before

Select when to show confirmation options.

  • Checkout

  • Update

Prompt to unlock files set to read-only if you attempt to edit them

This option is relevant for Perforce and Subversion. Select it if you want the system to offer you to unlock read-only files when you open a file in the editor and try to modify it.

Changes

Check for conflicts with the server every <number> minutes

If you select this checkbox, IntelliJ IDEA will check whether files modified locally or checked out by you have been modified by someone else.

Highlight files changed in the last <number> days

Select this checkbox to highlight modified files.

Highlight directories that contain modified files in the Project tree

If you select this checkbox, the directories that contain changes are color-marked.

The colors are configurable. To change it open the Version Control | File Status Color and select other colors for Have immediate changed children and Have changed descendants options.

When patch is created

Use this list to define the IntelliJ IDEA behavior when a patch is created. The available options are:

  • Ask: if you select this option, IntelliJ IDEA will display a dialog informing about successful patch creation, and a suggestion to locate the patch file in the native file manager.

  • Do nothing: if you select this option, the native file manager will not open.

  • Show in Finder: if you select this option, the native file manager always opens to show the patch file.

Restore workspace when switching branches

Select this option if you want your workspace, that is a set of opened files, the current run configuration and breakpoints associated with a certain branch, to be restored when you switch to that branch.

Limit history to <number> rows

Select this checkbox to specify the number of lines displayed for a file's history. If you select it, the field of history depth, and the spin box become enabled.

Gutter

Highlight modified lines in the gutter

Select this option if you want to see markers next to modified lines near the scrollbar on the right.

Highlight modified lines in error stripe on the scrollbar

This option only becomes available if the Highlight modified lines in the gutter option is enabled. Select this option if you want to see markers next to modified lines near the scrollbar on the right.

Highlight lines with whitespace-only modifications with a different color

This option only becomes available if the Highlight modified lines in the gutter option is enabled. Select this checkbox if you want lines where only whitespaces were added or removed to be highlighted with a different color from lines with more significant modifications.

Last modified: 26 November 2021