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IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2.3 is out!

We just released the third minor update for v2019.2 – IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2.3. It delivers many important fixes, better performance, and improved usability.

You can download IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2.3 from our website, update via the ToolBox or from inside the IDE, or use snaps (on Ubuntu).

Here is a list of key improvements:

  • Maven 3.6.2 support: IDEA-221882.
  • A new option to change the scrollbar contrast: IDEA-69682.
  • We’ve brought back the old ‘Compare with Current’ dialog: IDEA-209664, IDEA-216382.
  • The IDE now supports native password storage on Linux: IDEA-185926.
  • Fixed the IDE freezes caused by a lot of ignored files: IDEA-219152.
  • Improved the performance of SVN operations: IDEA-219881.
  • Fixed the error that occurred when importing a patch to Shelf: IDEA-220599.
  • Fixed the regression: ‘Find in Path’ called from a change list now selects that change list in the ‘local change’ scope of the ‘Find in Path’ dialog: IDEA-216936.
  • Fixed the regression: usage of a deprecated API is now highlighted in the editor: IDEA-216982.

JBR 11 (default) was updated to 11.0.4+10-b304.69 with the following fixes included:

  • JetBrains Runtime was rebased on top of OpenJDK 11.0.4: JBR-1702.
  • Fixed the issue with an empty bar overlapping the navigation bar: JBR-1649.
  • Fixed the issue that affected the opening of projects on macOS Catalina: JBR-1721.
  • Fixed the issue where the focus was being lost after displaying the ‘Add File to Git’ dialog: JBR-1696.
  • Fixed the incorrect font formatting (italics) in the editor: JBR-1778.

JBR 8 was updated to 1.8.0_212-release-1586-b14 and fixed this issue:

We appreciate any feedback! Please do share your thoughts and suggestions with us here in the comments, in our issue tracker, or on Twitter.

Please refer to the IDE and JBR release notes for more details.

Happy Developing!

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18 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2.3 is out!

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    Xinky says:

    September 24, 2019

    No update for 2019.3eap today?

    • Zlata Kalyuzhnaya

      Zlata Kalyuzhnaya says:

      September 25, 2019

      We plan to publish a new EAP build later this week. Stay tuned.

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    Miłosz says:

    September 25, 2019

    I cannot install this update, the same problem as reported with 2019.2.2:

    25/09 08:31:35 INFO Runner.install – Unpacking IU-192.6603.28-192.6817.14-patch-jbr11-unix.jar
    25/09 08:31:35 INFO Utils.getZipEntry – entryPath:
    25/09 08:31:35 INFO Runner.install – Backing up files…
    25/09 08:31:35 INFO Utils.copyDirectory – /home/milosz/java/idea -> /home/milosz/.IntelliJIdea2019.2/system/log/idea.updater.files.12892272059354102986/backup.tmp.0
    25/09 08:31:35 INFO Utils$2.visitFile – /home/milosz/java/idea -> /home/milosz/.IntelliJIdea2019.2/system/log/idea.updater.files.12892272059354102986/backup.tmp.0
    25/09 08:31:35 ERROR Runner.install – prepare failed
    java.nio.file.FileAlreadyExistsException: /home/milosz/.IntelliJIdea2019.2/system/log/idea.updater.files.12892272059354102986/backup.tmp.0
    at java.base/sun.nio.fs.UnixCopyFile.copy(
    at java.base/sun.nio.fs.UnixFileSystemProvider.copy(

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      Vladimir says:

      September 25, 2019

      Could you tell me please have you started IDEA using or command line launcher?

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        Miłosz says:

        September 25, 2019

        I started IDEA by using a mouse click on a KUbuntu launcher which executes: “/home/milosz/java/idea/bin/” %f

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          Vladimir says:

          September 25, 2019

          I see. Thanks. Could you try to update IDEA using bundled shell script form the folder where IDEA was installed please?

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            Tom says:

            October 9, 2019

            I have the same error, even if I’m starting IDEA using the from the folder where it’s installed. Running on Ubuntu over here.

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    Michael D. says:

    September 25, 2019

    Its now the third minor release of 2019.2 which is still unusable because of the regression that annotation processing does not work. See IDEA-220430

    We still have to stay with 2019.1 because of this. Are you serious?

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      JTW says:

      September 26, 2019

      if you’d taken the trouble of actually reading the history of that issue (which is marked as resolved btw) you’d have read this:

      his is the reason while older IDEA version compiles the project fine (it always uses processor path for processor discovery) and the newer IDEA fails to compile the project, because it uses –processor-module-path and there is a bug in javac that requires the mapstruct dependency in this case.
      It turns out that we cannot stick with -processorpath only, because there can be a processor that is packaged for module-path usage only. Using such processors would be impossible in such situation.

      So we decided to add a new option “Use –processor-module-path compiler option” to the annotation processor profile configuration page (defaults to ‘false’) to retain the configuration flexibility. Introducing this option should fix this issue, because the default behavior will be reverted to the one from IDEA 2019.1

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    John D says:

    September 25, 2019


    I’ve had the same problem, and I’m also launching from a GUI shortcut icon in Ubuntu (or actually Mint).

    I’ve just reverted to doing the last couple of updates manually on the command line.

    • Zlata Kalyuzhnaya

      Zlata Kalyuzhnaya says:

      September 26, 2019

      This is a known issue, please follow this ticket for the update:

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        Manu D. says:

        November 5, 2019

        Indeed, it was because of a symbolic link.
        The workaround worked for me.

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    Jimmy Woestman says:

    September 27, 2019

    Doc note: The third bullet point with text “We’ve brought back the old ‘Compare with Current’ dialog:” links to the same issue twice. Should there be links to two separate issues, or just one issue?

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    Karthi says:

    October 8, 2019

    after this upgrade, I frequently get gradle task import issues throwing “Null pointer exception” No error message .

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    Onno says:

    October 24, 2019

    After installing this update Intellij is refusing to open my project. The main screen flashes into view and immediately disappears. No error messages or anything. I am stuck on the Create/Import/Open/Checkout dialog.

    Re-importing the project also doesn’t work.

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    孙家耀 says:

    December 4, 2019

    svn.exe is always running .
    What seems to be the problem?

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    Chris says:

    December 6, 2019

    Settings of Gradle changed too much. I can NOT find the setting of “use local gradle distribution” and “offline work”.

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    Ashish Tiwari says:

    May 11, 2020

    Connection Error
    Failed to prepare an update:
    Temp directory inside installation: D:\IntelljIdea\IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 2019.2\.IdeaIC\system\tmp\patch-update
    Open download page.