PhpStorm 2020.2 Help

Disabling and Enabling Inspections

Some inspections may report problems that you currently do not want to see. In this case, you can disable or suppress them.

When you disable an inspection, you turn it off. It means that the code analysis engine stops searching project files for the problem that this inspection is designed to detect. Note that when you disable an inspection, you disable it in the current inspection profile; it remains enabled in other profiles.

Disable inspections

Disable an inspection in the settings

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select Editor | Inspections.

  2. Locate the inspection you want to disable, and clear the checkbox next to it.

  3. Apply the changes and close the dialog.

You can quickly disable a triggered inspection directly in the editor.

Disable an inspection in the editor

  1. Place the caret at the highlighted line and press Alt+Enter (or click the Intention action icon to use the intention action).

  2. Click the arrow next to the inspection you want to disable, and select Disable inspection.

Disable an inspection in the Results tool window

  1. In the Inspection Results tool window (after running code analysis), right-click the inspection you want to disable and select Disable inspection.

  2. Click the Filter resolved items icon to hide the disabled inspection alerts.

Re-enable inspections

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select to Editor | Inspections.

    You can also press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H and select Configure Inspections.

  2. Locate the disabled inspection in the list and select the checkbox next to it.

    Modified inspections are written in blue. You can also click the Filter Inspection button and select Show Only Modified Inspections to display only the inspections with changed settings.

  3. Click OK to apply the changes.

Suppress inspections

When you suppress an inspection, the code analysis engine doesn't highlight the problem found by this inspection in the specific piece of code (class, method, field, or statement). You can also suppress all inspections in the current class.

Suppress an inspection in the editor

  1. Place the caret at the highlighted line and press Alt+Enter (or click the Intention action icon to use the intention action).

  2. Click the arrow next to the inspection you want to suppress, and select the necessary suppress action.

    Suppressing an inspection

Suppress an inspection in the Results tool window

  • In the Inspection Results tool window (after running code analysis), right-click the inspection you want to suppress and select the necessary suppress action.

Enable suppressed inspections

When you suppress an inspection, the IDE adds the /** @noinspection */ annotation before the selected symbol. For example, if you suppress an inspection for a method, PhpStorm adds the annotation before this method.

  • To re-enable a suppressed inspection, delete the /** @noinspection */ annotation.

    The -- noinspection annotation before a statement

Change the highlighting level for a file

  • By default, PhpStorm highlights all detected code problems. Hover the mouse over the widget in top-right corner of the editor and select another level from the Highlight list:

    • None: turn highlighting off.

    • Syntax: highlight syntax problems only.

    • All Problems: (default) highlight syntax problems and problems found by inspections.

    Changing highlighting level for a file
  • You can also change the highlighting level from the main menu. Select Code | Configure Current File Analysis or press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H .

Last modified: 28 July 2020