Summary - Configuring IntelliJ IDEA

Both Project Structure and Preferences/Settings provide ways to make IntelliJ IDEA your own

Summary - Configuring IntelliJ IDEA

We've used the following shortcuts in this tutorial:

NamemacOS ShortcutWindows Shortcut
Project Structure dialog⌘;Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S
Settings/Preferences⌘,Ctrl+Alt+S
Search Everywhere⇧⇧Shift+Shift
Find Action⌘⇧ACtrl + Shift + A

Key Points

  • Build systems such as Maven and Gradle will override settings in your Project Structure
  • It's best to be a bit familiar with IntelliJ IDEA before you start customising your Preferences/Settings.
  • If you do need to reset your Preferences/Settings, you can do so with File > Manage IDE Settings > Restore Default Settings
  • You can also use shortcuts such as Search Everywhere and Find Actions to change your Preferences/Settings.
  • You can export settings to share with your other instances of IntelliJ IDEA.
  • You can use a Settings Repository to share settings with your colleagues.

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