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IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 Release Candidate is here!

We’ve just made IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 Release Candidate available for download from our website and via Toolbox App.


In polishing the upcoming update, we’re focusing on improvements in the recently added features and bug-fixes. You can find the full list of changes in the Release Notes. As usual, you are more than welcome to share your feedback on the discussion forum, while your bug reports are eagerly awaited in our issue tracker.

As you may recall, IntelliJ IDEA now has a new indentation status bar that displays the size of the indent in the current file. We’ve extended this functionality so that you can easily determine when a file’s indentation doesn’t match the current settings of the project. An asterisk will be added to the indent view whenever this is the case.

To configure the default indent for your projects, just click this status bar to be navigated to the relevant settings – right to the Tabs and Indents tab, in Preferences (Settings) | Editor | Code Style | Java.

In addition, you can now choose actions that control the current indentation right from the status bar popup.

EditorConfig support has had an upgrade: there is syntax highlighting and completion for the EditorConfig files. You can also navigate to the EditorConfig file in use in the current editor from the status bar popup

We’re continuing to enhance support for Screen Readers, and now NVDA and JAWS can access code completion suggestions.

We are constantly working to boost the quality of IntelliJ IDEA and devoting a lot of time to improvements and bug fixes. We’ve switched to using an asynchronous tree in the project view, which not only has led to faster performance but helped us fixed several major bugs, too. Now, we use an async tree in the Tests view, TODO, the Web toolwindow, the CDI toolwindow, and many more parts of the IDE.

Happy developing!

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8 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 Release Candidate is here!

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    Taras Tielkes says:

    November 8, 2018

    Please consider this usability regression (Alt-F1 no longer works in “Go To” popup):

    • Zlata Kalyuzhnaya

      Zlata Kalyuzhnaya says:

      November 8, 2018

      Hi Taras, we are working on the fix right now. Most likely the fix will be available in IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3.1 or IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3.2.

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        Taras Tielkes says:

        November 8, 2018

        Hi Zlata, thank you!

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    Igor Kolomiets says:

    November 8, 2018

    Good to hear that you make improvements to Code style configurations.
    I’m working on the projects with different indentations styles. After many years I still struggle to grasp IDEA’s “super-flexible” approach to multi-project configuration of the Code Styles. If you managed to simplify it and make it more intuitive that will be very welcomed improvement.

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    Stergios Mekras says:

    November 8, 2018

    I have Java 11 and JavaFX 11 and I can’t export to jar. Is this a known issue? Is it something that will be fixed before the final release?

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    Ivan says:

    November 9, 2018

    What’s “asynchronous tree” aren’t you gonna describe it and issues it helps to fix in some blog post? Isn’t it connected to VFS with different fs case sensitivity.. probably no..

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    523705492 says:

    November 13, 2018

    Resin can’t startup???

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    Kman says:

    November 16, 2018

    Shame nothing has been done to improve the tabs
    or add a scrollmap bar like visual studio, without some addon and having to have scrollbar alongside a scrollmap both of which are out of sync and not fully features as vs.. disappointing really.

    Also support for Java11 and JavaFx seems broken.. like any testing guys… or some blog guide on actually using newer Java11 builds with JavaFx and this new openjdk stuff..

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