Configuration tips and tricks

In this section, you will be presented with some configuration tips, such as sharing settings and tuning IntelliJ IDEA.

Exporting and importing settings

If you have your IDE set the way you like, it may be a good idea to back up all settings. Sometimes, it's good to have common settings across all team members. IntelliJ IDEA gives you the ability to archive and export all or specific settings.

To export IDE settings to a JAR archive, do the following:

  1. Go to File | Export Settings from the main menu.
  2. Specify the settings to export the Export Settings dialog box by selecting the checkboxes next to them. All of them are selected by default.
  3. Specify the fully qualified name and path or click on the Browse button to choose the ...

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