IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 EAP: Run Dashboard for Spring Boot
Last week we’ve published a new IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 EAP build, which, among various bugfixes and improvements, brings a new experimental feature, we think you may find very interesting. Because it’s still work in progress, you need to explicitly enable it via VM property -Dide.run.dashboard=true, or through the Registry. After that, you will find that the traditional Run tool window for Spring
IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 EAP: SF, Fira Code, Debugger Improvements and More
Time flies! Last week we started IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 EAP and today we have a new EAP build to share with you. Among bugfixes, the build brings a couple of notable changes. First of all, the OS X users will notice, that the default font of the UI (Settings→ Appearance & Behavior → Appearance → UI Options) has changed to San Francisco (in particular SF NS Text), now the standard for the OS
IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2 EAP: Case-Only Renames in Git, Ligatures, Background Images, and More
Today we've released a fresh IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2 EAP build which, among other improvements, finally fixes a very annoying (and highly voted) issue with case-only renames in Git for Windows and OS X. We hope this will make your work simpler when it comes to committing case-only renames from IntelliJ IDEA. Later this week we'll also share the story behind this issue and how it was fixed, so if you'
IntelliJ IDEA 15 EAP Introduces New UI for Testing
If you've already given a shot to a recent IntelliJ IDEA 15 EAP build, you might have noticed changes in the UI for running tests. Today, as we've released a new EAP build with even more bugfixes and enhancements, the new UI is ready for preview. IntelliJ IDEA supports a variety of test frameworks: the first was JUnit, then TestNG (developed initially by Hani and Mark) following by non-Java fra
IntelliJ IDEA 14 EAP 138.1980.1 is Out
If you haven't yet developed an addiction to the new features in IntellIJ IDEA 14 EAP, there's still a chance you will—with more goodies brought by the fresh EAP build we just released today. The first thing you'll notice when you run the new EAP build is the redesigned Settings (Preferences in OS X) dialog. Following the recent changes that affected the Project Structure dialog, the Settings d
IntelliJ IDEA 14 EAP 138.1696.2 is Out
Great news for all participants of IntelliJ IDEA 14 EAP: a new EAP build is already here and, as always, packed with lots of bugfixes and enhancements. One notable change of this build is the redesigned Project Structure dialog. It's got a cleaner interface and a new tab called Problems showing the problems related to project configuration, all in one place: Another important change is t
Custom code folding regions in IntelliJ IDEA 11.1
This is a cross-post from WebStorm & PhpStorm blog, originally posted by Rustam Vishnyakov. This long-awaited feature gives you a possibility to define your own code-folding regions with special line comments. (more…)
Want more effective IntelliJ IDEA screen estate?
Have you noticed a small new button in the bottom left corner of IntelliJ IDEA window since version 10.5? It lets you have more space in the main frame and give more prominence to the editor by hiding the tool window bars. With the tool buttons hidden you, of course, still can access the tool windows using their numeric hotkeys, e.g. Alt+1 for Project view, Alt+9 for Changes, etc. But if you n
A Few Little UI Tricks
Here are some new UI-related tricks which you may find useful: 1. Docked Navigation Bar (View | Navigation Bar) now shows Run/Debug controls if the toolbar is switched off. 2. You may also switch off Tool Buttons (View | Tool Buttons) and get them to appear on demand by pressing Alt key twice (or Command key on Mac OS X). 3. If the new dark tooltips on Mac OS are too hard for your eyes, go to "
On-demand Tooltip for Values in Debugger
In Maia you can quickly look up a value in a debugger session by hovering your mouse over it (which is very handy for text values, for example): When you need to browse through a large tree of values, this popup can be set to appear only after you invoke it. The trick is that it is still viewable, but only when you hover mouse over a value holding the Alt key. Hitting Alt when the popup is ope
More Flexible Toolwindow Layout in IntelliJ IDEA 8
A little-known new feature of IntelliJ IDEA 8.0 is that it allows you to have two docked toolwindows visible on each side of the screen. So you can, for example, view your changes and your TODO list at the same time at the bottom of IntelliJ IDEA window. In order to configure this, you need to use drag & drop — for example, to view the TODO list in the right part of the bottom area, you shou