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Project and IDE Preferences

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There are two types of settings that define your preferred environment:

  • Project Preferences, that apply to a specific project. They are marked with current project icon in the Settings/Preferences dialog.
  • IDE Preferences, that are common for all projects and refer to the project-independent aspects.

Project Preferences

Project settings are stored with each specific project as a set of xml files under the .idea folder. If you specify the default project settings, these settings will be automatically used for each newly created project.

The settings that pertain to a project, are marked with the icon current project icon in the Settings/Preferences dialog.

IDE Preferences

IDE settings are stored in the dedicated directories under AppCode home directory. The AppCode directory name is composed of the product name and version.

For example:

  • ~/Library/Application Support/appCodeXX contains the catalog with plugins.
  • ~/Library/Preferences/appCodeXX contains the rest of the configuration settings.
  • ~/Library/Caches/appCodeXX contains data caches, logs, local history, etc. These files can be quite significant in size.
  • ~/Library/Logs/appCodeXX contains logs.

Locations of directories

The config directory has several subfolders that contain xml files with your personal settings. You can easily share your preferred keymaps, color schemes, etc. by copying these files into the corresponding folders on another AppCode installation. Prior to copying, make sure that AppCode is not running, because it can erase the newly transferred files before shutting down.

The following is the list of some of the subfolders under the config folder, and the settings contained therein.

Folder nameUser Preferences
codestylesContains code style schemes.
colorsContains editor colors and fonts customization schemes.
filetypesContains user-defined file types.
inspectionContains code inspection profiles.
keymapsContains AppCode keyboard shortcuts customizations.
optionsContains various options, for example, feature usage statistics and macros.
templatesContains user-defined live templates.
toolsContains configuration files for the user-defined external tools.
shelfContains shelved changes.

Locations of the Config, System, and Plugins directories can be modified in \Applications\\Contents\bin\ file.

Last modified: 13 December 2017

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