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IntelliJ IDEA Essentials by Jarosław Krochmalski

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Crafting your settings

In the next section, we will discuss the options of the IDE—setting keyboard shortcuts, colors, fonts, and plugins.

Searching for options

The settings dialog is available from the main menu by navigating to File | Settings (PC) or IntelliJ IDEA | Preferences (Mac). You can also use the wrench icon on the toolbar or Ctrl + Alt + S (PC) or cmd + , (Mac) keyboard shortcuts. All of the settings are divided into two groups: one for project-specific settings (such as code style, version control, and so on) and one for global, IDE settings (such as appearance or HTTP proxy, for example).

There are many options here. The good thing is you can use the search field to search for a specific option. Just start typing the option name and ...

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