Switching between layouts


I would like to have very different setups when I'm working on java from when I'm working on Clojure.  The standard layout is fine for java, but I want something a lot more minimal for clojure.  I haven't found a way to do this - especially since I would normally be working on both at the same time in different windows (a change to one affects the other).  I think what I ideally want is two separate installations, but there doesn't seem to be a way of setting this up - IDEA uses the home directory as the starting point for all configuration.

Anyone know of a way of doing this?


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You can have to separate installations by adjusting IDE paths via idea.properties, see https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/entries/23348963 .

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Thanks Serge!

For anyone else wanting to do this on OSX, I first copied the installation package locally to a directory outside Applications, renamed it (to IntelliJ IDEA 14 Cursive), moved it into Applications, then edited

/Applications/IntelliJ\ IDEA\ 14\ Cursive.app/Contents/bin/idea.properties

and added:
idea.config.path=~/Google\ Drive/ideacursive/config

Which seems to have done what I want.


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