New UI Enhancements in IntelliJ IDEA 2023.1
Last year, we announced our intention to overhaul the UI of IntelliJ-based IDEs to provide developers with a more modern, customizable, and user-friendly interface that improves their overall coding experience. Since then, the IntelliJ IDEA team has gradually rolled out the new UI for users. The first version was available within the closed preview program, where we received valuable insights from the participants. After implementing the initial round of refinements based on this feedback, we made the new UI available as a preview to all users via a setting in v2022.3. Since the public l
Webinar: “New UI for Your IDE: A Glimpse Into the Future”
Join us Monday, October 31, at 5:00 pm UTC (check other timezones) for our live webinar, New UI for Your IDE: A Glimpse Into the Future. In this webinar, join our JetBrains Advocates as they share the New UI with you, giving you a glimpse at some of the visual improvements for IntelliJ Platform IDEs.
Addressing the New UI Comments
Last week, we announced a preview program for the new UI that we’re working on for IntelliJ-based IDEs. We’ve received an overwhelming number of comments, and we can’t reply to each one individually, so we’d like to address some of the most common concerns. Before announcing the preview program, we ran an extensive dogfooding program inside JetBrains as well as usability tests with external users. Overall, we got a very positive reception, and the initial feedback from the private preview program matches that. We do hear your concerns, however, and we want to emphasize that it’s not our goal
Take Part in the New UI Preview for Your JetBrains IDE
Update: The beta version of the new UI is available to all users in the 2022.3 release. Go to Settings | Appearance & Behavior | New UI to enable it. Last year IntelliJ IDEA celebrated its 20th birthday. Over these past 20 years, we’ve been evolving all aspects of our product, including its user interface and usability. However, many aspects of our UI have changed relatively little during that time, primarily because we wanted to keep the UI familiar for the millions of existing users of our IDEs. Meanwhile, the UI trends in the industry have evolved, and many of our new users tell us t