Diagrams structure view
We’ve made diagrams more informative – they now come with the Structure view containing a map of your diagram with a small preview of the selected block and its neighbors. The new Structure view supports scaling, canvas moving, magnifier mode, layout change, and exporting to an image.
Multiple copyright years
Your project’s copyright notice can now include both the project creation year and the current version year. The updated template that contains both dates is available in Preferences/Settings Delete Leftover IDE Directories.
Missing plugin notifications
If your project uses a framework that works in IntelliJ IDEA via a plugin, the IDE will notify you and offer to enable it directly from this notification.
New navigation option in Preferences/Settings
We’ve simplified navigation in Preferences/Settings by adding arrows to the top right-hand corner of the window. They allow you to quickly jump back and forth between the sections you’ve opened.
Update notifications from the Toolbox App
When any product updates appear in the Toolbox App, your IDE will inform you. If there is a new version available for download, you’ll be able to upgrade to it right from IntelliJ IDEA. Toolbox App or later is required to use this feature.
Quick access to Power Save mode
IntelliJ IDEA has a Power Save mode to help you extend the battery life on your laptop. To make this mode easier to access, we’ve made it possible to manage it from the status bar. Right-click on the status bar and select Power Save Mode – you’ll see a new icon appear in the bottom right corner of the IDE. Click on this icon whenever you want to turn the mode on or off.
IntelliJ IDEA includes a number of helpful updates for coding with the enabled screen reader mode on macOS. We’ve voiced available suggestions for code completion, the content of the selected combo box and combo box lists, and the results of your queries in Search Everywhere.
Improved UI responsiveness
We continue to look into better UI responsiveness and reducing unexpected freezes. In this release, we’ve managed to avoid UI blocks when using context menus, popups, and toolbars. We’ve also moved certain operations that require indices off the UI thread, which should help prevent freezes in other situations.