UI Secrets: Customize the Appearance of IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA includes a number of features to improve the readability of the source code, such as various code style settings and color schemes for proper highlighting. But writing source code is not the only activity when creating software. It involves using various tools that need to be at hand whenever you need them. This blog post covers some of the more important ways to customize the interface of IntelliJ IDEA for the best combination of functional and visual convenience that works for you. These are known features but there are tips and tricks related to those features that can make
IntelliJ IDEA 15 EAP Comes with True HiDPI Support for Windows and Linux
As you might remember, IntelliJ IDEA 14.1 shipped with the initial HiDPI support for Windows and Linux which could be enabled via the -Dhidpi=true key in the idea.vmoptions file. The support was somewhat limited and only allowed to use a 2x scale factor (and some displays do have other scale factors, so some of them were not supported.) A partial solution was to change the default font size, although it still did nothing about scaling icons. We promised a pleasant surprise in each new IntelliJ IDEA 15 EAP, and today we're delivering on that promise with the newly released EAP build, that, a
30 Days with IntelliJ IDEA. User Interface
We keep saying how IntelliJ IDEA is the most intelligent IDE. This is close to obvious for all who use it every day, but there are still a lot of people out there who aren't aware of its exciting features which make development so much more productive. That's why we decided to create a 30-day guide helping the new users (coming from other IDEs or just the beginners) to get a quick start with IntelliJ IDEA and learn how to use its top features for more efficiency. The guide will include 30 articles featuring different aspects of the IDE, for each day of the trial period for IntelliJ IDEA Ultim
“Close” Mouse Shortcut
You can use either a Wheel Click or Shift+Left Click to close things in the IntelliJ IDEA user interface. Here is a short list of what exactly can be closed: Editor tabs Tool window headers and tabs inside tool windows (yes, you can just wheel-click that blue header) Popups like Background Tasks — just click the popup header Version control annotations in the code editor You can even stop a background process without having to hit that small red cross-shaped button — just wheel-click the progress indicator.