Early Access Program

IntelliJ IDEA 2022.2 EAP 3: Improved IntelliJ Profiler, Support for GINQ of Groovy 4, and More 

The third EAP build for IntelliJ IDEA 2022.2 is out! You can get it from our website, the free Toolbox App, or via snaps for Ubuntu. 

Take part in our Early Access Program to preview the new features and improvements, such as the long-awaited shortcut for changing the font size across all editors, updated snapshot recording with the IntelliJ Profiler, support for Groovy-Integrated Queries, and more. 

Please note that EAP builds are not fully tested and might be unstable. With that said, let’s take a closer look at this build’s highlights.  

User experience

Keyboard shortcut to change the font size globally 

For this release, we’ve resolved a long-standing feature request by introducing a keyboard shortcut that changes the font size across all editors. To increase the font size, press ⌃⇧. /Alt+Shift+. . To decrease it, press ⌃⇧,/Alt+Shift+Comma.

Groovy 

Support for GINQ 

We’ve added support for Groovy-Integrated Queries (GINQ). The IDE now provides syntax highlighting, code completion, and inspections for this feature of Groovy 4. 

Profiler

CPU and Heap Memory charts available while profiling

We’ve upgraded the IntelliJ Profiler, making it easier to collect snapshots. Now, when you start profiling, the CPU and Heap Memory live charts appear side by side with the console. As a result, you can see how your application is performing while also collecting many snapshots from the same application within the desired profiling period (as opposed to only from the beginning of the profiling session, as was the case in previous releases).

Editor 

New setting to control the insertion of automatic parentheses

We’ve added an option to choose whether you want the IDE to automatically insert parentheses on code completion or not. The setting was previously available for JavaScript only, but now you can use it for other languages, too. You’ll find the Insert parentheses automatically when applicable checkbox under Settings / Preferences | Editor | General | Code Completion.

These are the key updates brought by the new EAP build. For the complete list of the latest improvements, check out the release notes

Please let us know what you think about these new features. You can submit your feedback via our issue tracker, Twitter, or in the comments section below.

Happy developing!