|Make Project||Ctrl-F9 (Windows)||You can change the project settings to that artefacts (such as .jar files) are generated at the same time as make.|
|Run (without debugging)||Shift-F10 (Windows)|
|Runs the last active configuration. Debugging IS NOT enabled.|
|Run (with debugging)||Shift-F9 (Windows)|
|Runs the last active configuration. Debugging IS enabled. Note that IdeaVim on Mac can override the Ctrl-D shortcut to jump down half a page.|
|Step Over||F8 (Windows)||Use to "step over" current line of code when debugging. Step-over is one of the most commonly used debug features.|
|Step Into||F7 (Windows)||Use to "step into" the current line of code while debugging. This will enter the method (if any) on the current line of code.|
|Resume Program||Cmd-Alt-R (Mac)||Continue running the program if it has been paused while debugging.|
|Show Project Window||Alt-1 (Windows)||Shows the file structure of the project (by default this on the left-hand side of the screen).|
|Show Code Structure Window||Alt-7 (Windows)||This gives a great overview of the class inside the current file (e.g. it lists all the variables and methods).|
|Quick Documentation||Ctrl-Q (Windows)||Great for checking up on what a class or method does as you are about to use it.|
|Reformat Code||Ctrl-Alt-L (Windows)||Corrects the coding indentation of the current file. Great for automatically tidying up code after serious refactoring has taken place.|
IntelliJ supports the IdeaVim plugin which adds vim-like functionality to the IDE.
This plugin support configuration using a
~/.ideavimrc file, which is similar in format to a typical
.vimrc file, except that it allows special extensions to directly control IntelliJ through an API.
I have noticed that IdeaVim cannot deal with large files that well (e.g. a 50,000 line
.json file), and I have to disable the plugin to be able to work with these files.