Changing Memory for IntelliJ On OSX

I noticed my package scans were really slow in IntelliJ when starting/stopping my J2EE engines.  Real slow.  So I upped the memory and it helped a great deal.

This was done for IntelliJ 15 Community Edition on OSX El Capitan (10.11.3).

  • First, close IntelliJ of course.
  • Right click the application and choose “Show Package Contents.”

  • Open the file “idea.vmoptions” (I used TextWrangler).

  • Update your settings and save.

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