Make IntelliJ highlight usages

By default, Eclipse highlights usage of a word, if you double click it. But IntelliJ IDEA can also do that.


It is a very convenient feature, which highlights all occurrences of the word you place the cursor in.

To turn it on, just go to “File>Settings” window.

Check “Highlight usages of element at caret” under “IDE Settings > Editor”

Frankly, I do not understand why this is not default turned on in IntelliJ.

One Response to “Make IntelliJ highlight usages”

  1. London McMasters Says:

    IntelliJ has a ‘Community Edition’ that is free just in case anyone is wondering. You can visit their website to find out more. I’ve used the free edition and it is definitely a real time saver. Thanks Jesper for spreading the word about it.