JetBrains Rider 2020.2 Help

Appearance

File | Settings | Appearance and Behavior | Appearance for Windows and Linux

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Use this page to change the overall look and feel of your IDE.

OptionDescription
Theme Select the UI theme from the list. By default, you can choose between a light, a dark, and a high-contrast theme. You can install other themes as plugins. For more information, see User interface themes.
Use custom fontSpecify custom font family and size to use in the JetBrains Rider UI.

Accessibility

OptionDescription
Support screen readers Enable screen reader support for JetBrains Rider. For more information, see Accessibility features.
Use contrast scrollbarsMake the editor scrollbar more visible.
Adjust colors for red-green vision deficiencyAdjust UI colors to better perceive colors in case of protanopia and deuteranopia.

UI Options

OptionDescription
Show tree indent guides

Display vertical lines that mark indent levels in tree views, for example, in the Solution Explorer. These lines can help you better understand the hierarchy of the components in your solution.

JetBrains Rider: Tree indent guides in tool windows
Use smaller indents in treesDecrease the amount of space between the tool window border and the text in tree views, for example, in the Solution Explorer.
Enable mnemonics in menusUnderline hotkeys that you can press to execute a menu action
Enable mnemonics in controlsUnderline hotkeys that you can press to use controls in dialogs
Smooth scrolling

Scroll the UI smoothly, pixel-by-pixel, instead of line-by-line.

This also enables animated smooth scrolling for Windows and Linux by default. You can disable it to use precise scrolling instead: press Ctrl+Shift+A, find and open the Smooth Scroll Options dialog, and disable the Animated smooth scrolling checkbox.

Smooth Scroll Options dialog

In this dialog, you can also set the duration of the scroll animation and change the appearance of the animation based on https://cubic-bezier.com/#.17,.67,.83,.67.

Drag-n-Drop with Alt pressed only

Avoid accidentally moving files, editor tabs, tool window buttons, and other UI components. When enabled, hold the Alt key to move things around.

By default, this option is disabled and you can move everything without any extra keys.

Always show full path in window header Show the full path to the project and to the current file in the main window header. When disabled, the header will show only the name of the project and file.
Display icons in menu itemsShow icons to the left of the items in the main menu and context menus.
Background ImageConfigure a custom background image for the IDE.

Antialiasing

OptionDescription
IDE

Select which antialising mode you want to apply to the IDE (including menus, tool windows, and so on):

  • Subpixel: this option is recommended for LCD displays and takes advantage of the fact that each pixel on a color LCD is composed of red, green and blue sub-pixels. This allows smoothing text and rendering it with greater detail.

  • Greyscale: this option is recommended for non-LCD displays or displays positioned vertically. It deals with text at the pixel level.

  • No antialiasing: this option can be used for displays with high resolution, where non-antialiased fonts are rendered faster and may look better.

Editor

Select which antialiasing mode you want to apply to the editor:

  • Subpixel: this option is recommended for LCD displays and takes advantage of the fact that each pixel on a color LCD is composed of red, green and blue sub-pixels. This allows smoothing text and rendering it with greater detail.

  • Greyscale: this option is recommended for non-LCD displays or displays positioned vertically. It deals with text at the pixel level.

  • No antialiasing: this option can be used for displays with high resolution, where non-antialiased fonts are rendered faster and may look better.

Tool Windows

Item

Description

Show tool window bars Show the tool window bars around edges of the main window. For more information, seeTool window bars and buttons.
Show tool window numbers

Show tool window quick-access numbers on the tool window buttons.

You can hold the Alt key and press the corresponding number key to switch tool windows regardless of this setting. Alt+1 for the Project tool window, and so on.

Side by side layout on the left

Show the tool windows on the left side in two columns. For more information, seeOptimize for wide-screen monitors.

Side by side layout on the right

Show the tool windows on the right side in two columns. For more information, seeOptimize for wide-screen monitors.

Widescreen tool window layout

Optimize the layout of tool windows for wide-screen displays: maximize the height of vertical tool windows by limiting the width of horizontal tool windows. For more information, seeOptimize for wide-screen monitors.

Presentation Mode

ItemDescription
Font sizeSelect the font size for the presentation mode. After changing the font size, exit and enter the Presentation mode.
Last modified: 21 September 2020