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.|
Clear this checkbox to have the usual caret applied in the Insert mode and the block caret applied in the Overwrite mode.
|Show right margin (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 whitespaces||Select this checkbox to have PhpStorm display white spaces or tabs (depending on the Code Style settings). |
You can select the following options:
|Show vertical indent guides||Select this checkbox to have PhpStorm 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 breadcrumbs||Select this checkbox to show a breadcrumb trail on top of the editor tab for an HTML or an XML file. Reopen the editor for the changes to take effect. (XML) (HTML)|
|Show parameter name hints|| If the checkbox is selected, the parameter name hints appear in the editor for SQL. E.g. the column name hints may be shown for SQL INSERT statements. |
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 icon in gutter||Select this checkbox to show color preview icons for the color values. |
If this checkbox is not selected, it is still possible to invoke the color picker and change color values, by choosing the Change color intention action.
|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.