Notes // JetBrains Settings

Settings for JetBrains applications and tools.

Here are some settings that I use in JetBrains applications.

Open Files in Active Split

I prefer opening files in the active editor split/tab. This emulates the way that VS Code opens files.

Here are the steps to get JetBrains apps to do this:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Navigate to Advanced Settings > Editor Tabs
  3. Uncheck the "When navigating to a file, prefer selecting existing existing tab in inactive split pane" option
Uncheck this option to open files in the active split tab.

Clear the Last Git Commit Message After Committing

I rarely re-use Git commit messages.

To clear the Git commit message between commits:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Navigate to Version Control > Commit
  3. Check the "Clear initial commit message" option
Check this option to clear Git messages after pressing "Commit"
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