IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 EAP 5: Dark Window Headers on macOS, Browse Repository at Revision, and more

Today we have a new IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 EAP build for you to try. You can download it right now from the website, update to it via Toolbox App, or use patches for the in-product update if you’re using previous EAP build.

User Interface

How about making the Darcula theme even darker? Well, if you are on a macOS you can now darken the IntelliJ IDEA title bars, just go to Preferences | Appearance & Behavior | Appearance and enable the Use dark window headers option.



Now when you place a caret at the break or continue keyword, IntelliJ IDEA highlights the for or while keyword of the corresponding loop.


Version Control Systems

In IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2, you can now explore the repository state based on any given revision by using the Browse Repository at Revision action which is available from the context menu in the VCS Log, or from the file history.

Moreover, IntelliJ IDEA now automatically registers Git and Mercurial repositories as VCS roots, no more “unregistered roots detected” notifications, on the project opening.

Last but not least, the new EAP build updates the bundled Kotlin plugin to v1.2.50. The new Kotlin version brings support for runnable Kotlin scratch files along with the other improvements. More details can be found in the official Kotlin blog.

For the full list of fixes, please check out the release notes.

Take the new EAP build for a spin! And don’t forget to share your thoughts and suggestions with us in the discussion forum, issue tracker, Twitter or here in the comments!

Happy Developing!

About Zlata Kalyuzhnaya

IntelliJ IDEA Marketing Manager at JetBrains. twitter: @ZlataKalyuzhnay ‏
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11 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 EAP 5: Dark Window Headers on macOS, Browse Repository at Revision, and more

  1. Edoardo Luppi says:

    Take a look at the link used in, it’s wrong.
    Btw, I was looking at the GitHub repo and saw a “new SE feature” (which is disabled for us users) commit, what’s that?

    • Zlata Kalyuzhnaya says:

      Hi Eduardo, is a correct link for EAPs.
      New SE feature – is a new Search Everywhere. You can actually access it already, go to the Maintenance dialog (ctrl+alt+shift+/ on Windows and Linux or cmd+alt+shift+/ on macOS) choose the Experimental features option and enable the checkbox.

      • Edoardo Luppi says:

        Hi! Oh I meant where you write “For more details, check out the blog post”, the link is broken there, and also on the “Release notes” on the left.

        That’s awesome! I love it, hope you’ll bring it to the stable 2018.2!

        • Zlata Kalyuzhnaya says:

          Thank you, Edoardo! Will fix ASAP.
          New Search Everywhere is planned for the next release IJ 2018.3. It is still work in progress.

    • Zlata Kalyuzhnaya says:

      Hi Vojtěch, thank you for reporting this issue to our issue tracker. We’ll take a look at it ASAP.

  2. Abhijit Sarkar says:

    Crashes frequently, reported bunch of issues.

  3. Kishore Tulsiani says:

    REST client stopped working after i installed this version

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