IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2.2: Kotlin 1.1.4, Better Performance and More

Andrey Cheptsov

We’re glad to announce the availability of IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2.2, that brings you numerous bugfixes and improvements, most notable of which are:

  • Major performance regression (KT-18921)
  • Crashes that occurred with the use of using custom fonts (JRE-426)
  • Wrong HiDPI scaling on multiple monitors for Windows 10 (JRE-427 and JRE-431)

Kotlin plugin has been updated to v1.1.4 and brings new refactorings, inspections, quick-fixes, and more.

Also, IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2.2 brings:

  • Support for CSS Modules with LESS and SASS
  • XQuery/XPath with Language Injection
  • Favorites in the Database tool window

You can install this update either via Toolbox App, or as a patch for IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2.1 (use Check for Updates), or otherwise just get an installer from our website.

Bug reports and your feedback, as always, are very welcome in our issue tracker.

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23 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2.2: Kotlin 1.1.4, Better Performance and More

  1. Liam says:

    August 16, 2017

    Update pretty much broke my Intellij. Mouse does not act as if it is in the correct place, expanded right-click menus are detached from the parent menu. Some right-click menus appear on another monitor or don’t account for being off-screen so they get cut off. Floating tool windows cannot be clicked as I have to account for where Intellij thinks the mouse is, not where it actually is…

  2. Patrick says:

    August 17, 2017

    Hi – can you point to some documentation on the CSS Modules support? Can’t find anything in online help. Thanks!

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      August 21, 2017

      The CSS Modules support should simply work. What questions would you like the documentation to answer?

  3. Mario says:

    August 17, 2017

    Hey, just wanted to inform you guys of a little bug I encountered with this update.

    When my computer’s screen goes off after a while in standby, the IDE re-scales and everything gets way too big for my screen size, leaving little room for work. If someone else is experiencing this, it gets fixed (temporarily) when the IDE is restarted, but for a permanent solution what I did was:

    In Help > Edit Custom VM Options… add this line:

    -Dsun.java2d.uiScale.enabled=false

    In case that it matters, I am using a laptop and a second screen through hdmi. Both screens are 1080p and scaled to the windows recommended setting (main laptop screen is 125%, secondary screen is 100%). I use IntelliJ in the main screen.

  4. Mischa says:

    August 18, 2017

    For me, UI rendering is completely broken with this release. Every time i close and reopen the lid of the laptop, awake it from sleep, or disconnect an external monitor, rendering quality turns into something that looks like late 90s: Fonts are way too big, and everything looks pixelated. The only way I found to fix it is restarting the IDE. Very annoying.

    • Mario says:

      August 18, 2017

      Yes. I explained how to fix it, but for some reason they deleted my comment.

      Go to Help > Edit Custom VM Options and add this line:

      -Dsun.java2d.uiScale.enabled=false

      • Mischa says:

        August 23, 2017

        Thanks, Mario, this solves the font rendering issue. But it leads to another problem (which i hoped to solve with the 2017.2.2 release): IDEA does not render on an external monitor, if that monitor has a more-than-FullHD resolution.
        Currently I have two choices: Either live with pixelated and too big fonts, or work on my laptop’s main display only

    • Satheeq says:

      August 21, 2017

      Same issue here. In Windows 10. Really disappointed.

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      August 22, 2017

      Sorry about that. Sounds similar to this issue: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/DBE-5023
      If it’s different, please file another one.

  5. Chema says:

    August 18, 2017

    I’m unable to download the update from 2017.1.5
    When I click on the “Download” button I’m carried to the web page https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/?fromIDE= and nothing happens.
    Any idea how to get this working without downloading the full package again?

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      August 21, 2017

      Sorry for getting back to your comment late. What version do you use? The patch should be available if you have 2017.1.X version.

  6. Arvind Mohabir says:

    August 21, 2017

    Yep, the UI rendering is also broken for me. The fonts are way too big.

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      August 21, 2017

      Please share a screenshot with more details.

  7. Anthony McKale says:

    August 28, 2017

    Afraid this latest release has broken my intellij installation, on restarting IDE after update, worked for 1-2 hours then crashed with nothing displaying but the outline of the application chrome which never rendered, apon restarting same behaviour,

    looking to like i’m going to have to reinstall now ….

    That said the first bad update I’ve ever seen in 4-5 years of using intellij

    ENV: windows 10 x64, Intel i7-4600U CPU, 8GB RAM

    java version “1.8.0_131”
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_131-b11)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.131-b11, mixed mode)

    • Anthony McKale says:

      August 28, 2017

      update: it seems to just not render on multiple monitors, dragging windows to primary monitors solves issues slightly but limits application to one window, reverted to old installation and everything works great again

      best of luck bug hunting

  8. Simon Diemert says:

    August 28, 2017

    I have also had rendering issues that occur on an external monitor (but not on my laptops built in monitor), in summary:

    – Fonts (both code editor and fonts for tool windows) are incredibly small and don’t seem to improve by increasing font editor size.
    – Context menus and file menus (top bar, e.g. edit, file, view etc.) render off screen and are not attached to anything.

    This is making it difficult for me to use this product. I would appreciate a fix ASAP.

    Running Windows 10.0.15063 on Lenovo Thinkpad hardware.

  9. André Ventura says:

    August 29, 2017

    About the big fonts, check your settings; my font size was somehow set to 19 after the update:
    “Appearance & Behaviour > Appearance”
    “Editor > Font”
    “Editor > Color Scheme > Color Scheme Font”

  10. Edward Rothwell says:

    September 12, 2017

    .feature files which link to ruby step definitions seem to be broken with the latest update. I’ve tried uninstalling/reinstalling cucumber/gherkin but still not working.

    • Edward Rothwell says:

      September 12, 2017

      Never mind, uninstall substep plugin solved it.

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