How do I set the JVM that IDEA itself runs on?

I looked in the idea.propertis and jvm config file, but couldn't find anything.

I tried to look in the install.txt file, but I it wasn't where readme file said it should be.

Where should I be looking to find this information? I searched the FAQ and KB - no luck (lost of not very helpful topics on how to do it on the Mac though).

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Shorn Tolley


I guess, you need to set JDK_HOME environment variable to point to the directory with the JDK you want to run IDEA with (note: IDEA needs JDK, JRE is not enough).


And add to your file.


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