Shelve Changes dialog
Use this dialog to shelve the selected files or changelists.
Modified files pane
This section contains a list of files that have been modified since the last commit. All files in the list are selected by default. Deselect the files that you do not want to shelve.
The summary under the modified files pane shows statistics on the currently selected changelist, such as the number of modified, new and deleted files. This area also shows how many files of each type are shown, and how many of them will be shelved.
Commit Message pane
In this area, enter a string that will be used as the shelf name. When you unshelve your changes, a new changelist with the same name will be created in the Local Changes view. If you leave this field empty, the shelf name will be generated using the following pattern: <number of files in the shelf>, <date and time when the shelf was created>:
After Submit / After Commit section
Use the controls in this area to define which additional actions you want IntelliJ IDEA to perform after committing the selected files.
From this list, select the external tool that you want IntelliJ IDEA to launch after the selected changes have been committed. You can select a tool from the list, or click the Browse button and configure an external tool in the External Tools dialog that opens.
Upload files to
The list is only available if the FTP/SFTP Connectivity plugin is enabled.
Always use selected server or group of servers
The checkbox is only available if the FTP/SFTP Connectivity plugin is enabled.
The Diff pane is hidden by default. To unfold it, click the arrow button next to the pane title.
In this pane you can explore the differences between the base repository version of the selected file, and the version you are about to commit.
Diff pane toolbar
Tooltip and Shortcut
Previous Difference / Next Difference Shift+F7 F7
Use these buttons to jump to the next/previous difference.
When the last/first difference is reached, IntelliJ IDEA suggests to click the arrow buttons F7/Shift+F7 once more and compare other files, depending on the Go to the next file after reaching last change option in the Differences Viewer settings.
This behavior is supported only when the Differences Viewer is invoked from the Version Control tool window Alt+9 .
Jump to Source
Click this button to open the selected file in the active pane in the editor. The caret will be placed in the same position as in the Differences Viewer.
Compare Previous/Next File
Click these buttons to compare the local copy of the previous/next file with its update from the server.
Use this list to choose a viewer type. The side-by-side viewer has two panels; the unified viewer has one panel only.
Both types of viewers enable you to
Use this list to define how the differences viewer should treat whitespaces.
Select the way differences granularity is highlighted.
The available options are:
Collapse unchanged fragments
Click this button to collapse all unchanged fragments in both files. The amount of non-collapsible unchanged lines is configurable in the Diff & Merge settings page.
Scroll both differences panes simultaneously. If this button is released, each pane can be scrolled independently.
Enable editing of the local copy of the selected file, which is disabled by default. When editing is enabled, you can make last-minute changes to the modified file before committing it.
Open a list of available options. Select or clear these options to show or hide line numbers, indentation guides, white spaces, and soft wraps.
Click this button to show the corresponding help page.
Note that the options listed above are available for text files only. IntelliJ IDEA cannot compare binary files, so most commands will be unavailable for them.