I'm a bit confused about the distinction between project settings and IDE settings in IntelliJ.
Up until recently, I assumed that project settings were specific for a project, i.e. could have different values for different projects. This is also what the help info leads me to believe: https://www.jetbrains.com/help/idea/2016.1/project-and-ide-settings.html
However I have noticed several instances where some settings that are marked with the 'project-icon' (and thus should be project specific) seem to be shared across multiple projects. If I make a change to these settings, these changes are also visible when viewing the settings for other projects.
Examples of this include:
- Tools -> Terminal
- Version Control -> Git
So what's up with this? Are these bugs in the plugins or in IntelliJ itself? Or do I misunderstand the concept of Project settings?
Other settings that are marked with the same icon are *not* shared across projects (which is what I would consider the proper behavior). For example:
- Version Control -> Background
- Tools -> Startup tasks
- Tools -> SSH Terminal
- ... and lots of others
If anyone can confirm that my assumption is correct (settings with the project-icon should *not* be shared across projects) then I'll create a Youtrack issue for this.