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Unnecessary 'super' qualifier

Reports unnecessary super qualifiers in method calls and field references.

A super qualifier is unnecessary when the field or method of the superclass is not hidden/overridden in the calling class.


class Foo { void foo() {} } class Bar extends Foo { void bar() {; } }

After the quick-fix is applied:

class Foo { void foo() {} } class Bar extends Foo { void bar() { foo(); } }

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Java | Code style issues

Use the inspection settings to ignore qualifiers that help to distinguish superclass members access from the identically named members of the outer class.

See also the following inspections:

  • Java | Visibility | Access to inherited field looks like access to element from surrounding code

  • Java | Visibility | Call to inherited method looks like call to local method

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Unnecessary 'super' qualifier inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore clarification 'super' qualifier

Not selected


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024