Missing "Edit Custom Properties" and "Edit Custom VM Options" actions


Hi everyone,

In the IntelliJ documentation here: https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/help/tuning-intellij-idea.html and here: https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/help/index-of-menu-items.html#edit_custom_properties, it talks about these two actions that let you customise the IDE settings without fiddling around with config files in the app bundle. These are exactly what I need but I can't find them in either IntelliJ itself (I looked back to v12) or in the community source code. Have these been removed, or is there something that I'm missing?




This feature is available in IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.3.


Oh, perfect, thanks! I was still on 15.0.2. These are great, they'll be really useful.


I think the way this is used has changed in the most recent update.

I updated to 173.3727.127 and it didn't offer the popup to ignore/accept the updates to the properties/vm args and I lost my settings, creating a .IntelliJIdea2017.3 directory in my home directory rather than the C drive where I had stored them previously.

Moreover, when I manually edited the idea.properties in the installation directory/bin to point the variables to my new location, it still created the config dir. and property updates in the default location ($user/.IntelliJIdea2017.3)



You should never edit files in the bin directory, see https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/articles/207240985 for the correct approach.


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