Jump to Colors and Fonts in PhpStorm

Recently a customer asked us where the colors and fonts come from in PhpStorm, and how they can be adjusted. We’re sharing the answer and hoping it will be helpful for everyone.

In PhpStorm, you can set the font and color schemes to achieve your preferred layout for colors and fonts. These affect syntax and error highlighting in the editor, search results, the debugger, and consoles. PhpStorm is very flexible: you can use one of many pre-defined color schemes, customize them to your taste, or create your own.

However, it may not be apparent where the color of this or that element comes from. This is why we came up with the Jump to Colors and Fonts action. To use this, place the caret on any element in your code, press Double Shift (Search Everywhere), and find the Jump to Colors & Fonts item.

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A popup window will show you the styles that affect the specific element under the caret. You can then easily navigate to each of the related settings and adjust colors based on your needs and preferences.

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We hope this feature is helpful for you. Please do give us your feedback!

Your PhpStorm Team
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PhpStorm 2017.2.2 EAP 172.3757.60

The new PhpStorm 2017.2.2 EAP build (172.3757.60) is now available! You can download it here or via JetBrains Toolbox App. Or, if you have the previous PhpStorm 2017.2.2 EAP build (172.3757.34) installed, you should soon get a notification in the IDE about a patch update.

This build delivers new features, bug fixes and improvements for PHP and the Web, and takes on the latest improvements in IntelliJ Platform. The most important bugfixes are:

  • Performance and stability for PHP editing in complex projects
  • Long-awaited spellchecker improvements

See the list of bug-fixes and improvements in our issue tracker.

Download PhpStorm 2017. 2.2 EAP 172.3757.60 for your platform from the project EAP page or click “Update” in your JetBrains Toolbox App. And please do report any bugs and feature request to our Issue Tracker.

Your JetBrains PhpStorm Team
The Drive to Develop

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PhpStorm 2017.2.2 EAP 172.3757.34

It’s a start of Early Access Program for PhpStorm 2017.2.2, another minor update for PhpStorm 2017.2. A fresh build 172.3757.34 is available here or in JetBrains Toolbox App.

If you have installed PhpStorm 2017.2.1 and have “Early Access Program” channel in Settings | System Settings | Updates, you should soon get a notification in the IDE about a patch update.

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PHP 7.1 Class Constant Visibility

PHP 7.1 brought some changes to the way you can declare class level constants by giving the ability to mark them as public, private and protected like methods and parameters.

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PHP Annotated Monthly – August 2017

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It’s PHP Annotated Monthly time again. Fresh off a relaxing holiday, PhpStorm Developer Advocate Gary Hockin rounds up all that’s interesting and educational in the PHP world.

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PhpStorm 2017.2.1 is here

PhpStorm 2017.2.1 build 172.3544.41 is now available! You can download it here, in JetBrains Toolbox App or if you have installed the previous PhpStorm 2017.2 or PhpStorm 2017.2.1 EAP build (172.3544.21), you should soon get a notification in the IDE about a patch update.

This build delivers new features, bug fixes and improvements for PHP and the Web, and takes on the latest improvements in IntelliJ Platform. You can find more information in our previous EAP blog post, and here’s a list of the most notable improvements.

The most important changes from PHP side

  • Support for PHP 7.2
  • Blade: support for @guest and @endguest
  • Inspection: Short open tag usage
  • Navigation to an appropriate loop from break/continue

See more information in the previous EAP blog post.

Important bug fixes

  • PHP Comments: Spellchecker doesn’t recognize words with an apostrophe in it: WI-11450
  • Broken Code Completion in JavaScript: WI-36767
  • Allow OS to resolve “composer” executable (global installation): WI-31229
  • Printing Mechanism Prints the Theme’s Background Color: IDEA-90668
  • Tabs limited to 2 when 1 is set: IDEA-173369
  • Auto importing a flow type does not add “type” after “import”: WEB-24910

See the full list of bug-fixes and improvements list in our issue tracker and in the complete release notes.

Download PhpStorm 2017.2.1 build 172.3544.41 for your platform or click “Update” in your JetBrains Toolbox App and please do report any bugs and feature request to our Issue Tracker.

JetBrains PhpStorm Team
The Drive to Develop

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Code Formatting Tweaks for PhpStorm 2017.2

We’re constantly trying to improve our code formatting options so that everyone gets to automatically format their code just as they like it, and PhpStorm 2017.2 is no different.

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New Inspections in PhpStorm 2017.2

Inspections are the life-blood of PhpStorm, they are the little watchers that detect when you’ve done something suspicious (or even downright wrong) and pop up a little reminder saying “you may want to check that!”. PhpStorm 2017.2 introduces some nice new inspections to catch even more future bugs before they happen.

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PhpStorm 2017.2.1 EAP 172.3544

It’s a start of Early Access Program for PhpStorm 2017.2.1, a minor update for the recently released PhpStorm 2017.2. A fresh build 172.3544.21 is available here, in JetBrains Toolbox App or, if you have installed PhpStorm 2017.2 and have “Early Access Program” channel in Settings->System Settings->Updates, you should soon get a notification in the IDE about a patch update.

This build delivers new features, bug fixes and improvements for PHP and the Web, and takes on the latest improvements in IntelliJ Platform.

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New Composer Update in PhpStorm 2017.2

Composer is the cornerstone of modern PHP development, and we’ve made some improvements in PhpStorm 2017.2 to help you work with Composer from within the IDE.

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