IntelliJ Platform Plugin SDK Help

Enabling Internal Mode

There are useful tools, such as the Internal Actions menu, that are only visible if internal mode is enabled in IntelliJ IDEA.

Configuring Internal Mode

  1. Start IntelliJ IDEA.

  2. From the main menu, select Help | Edit Custom Properties. This selection opens IntelliJ IDEA's idea.properties file. If it does not exist, IntelliJ IDEA will prompt to create one.

  3. Add the line shown below to the idea.properties file:

idea.is.internal=true
  1. Save the idea.properties file and restart IntelliJ IDEA.

  2. The Internal Actions menu is now available in Tools | Internal Actions.

    Last modified: 12 January 2022