Change properties file encoding disabled


Hi Everyone,

I've got a problem like this. I manage my properties files using different encoding under one folder.

But for these properties files, I cannot change file encoding either from the status bar or the File

drop down menu, since they are all greyed out. However, I find no problem changing encoding files

of java source files. Thx.

here's what I got:

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If you'd like to change encoding for all properties files then Settings dialog / File Encodings page // Properties Files section / "Default encoding for ..." can help.


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Thanks for response.
That does not help changing encoding under folder either。
What's working for me so far is changing default encoding for all properties files right at the bottom of
Setting - File Encodings. Still want to know why others do not work correctly..

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Actually I want my encoding detector plugin works as well for all filetypes....Event on vim, I can use auto encoding detect for all files, but it's not working on your IDEA, it's sad. Some of my workmates use GBK and some of my workmates use utf-8....

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@Happy Zengda,

What encoding plugin you are using? 

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@Happy Zengda

Please contact plugin developer ( to know why this plugin does not detect filetypes you are working with


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