Configuring the Editor window preferences in Android Studio lets you control and change how the editor looks and behaves. For example, you might want to turn on 'line numbering' to see line numbers on the left-hand side of the Editor, or to see the navigation structure (or breadcrumbs) for XML files. This video explains how to navigate to the Editor preferences, and it details what some of the settings are designed to accomplish.
…Android Studio has a rich set of preferences that…let you control how your editor behaves and appears.…You can get to the preferences in Windows by selecting file, settings.…And if you're working on Mac, go…to the Android Studio menu, and choose preferences.…Either way you'll be taken to this settings dialog box.…You'll find the editor settings under ide…settings under the second half of the categories.…Open up the tree and you'll see that there are a lot of sub categories here.…
I'm going to show you just a few of my favorite settings that I typically set.…First, there's a set of smart keys,…keyboard shortcuts that are supported by the interface.…By default, you have support for the home and…end keys and inserting pair brackets and pair quotes.…I typically leave those alone.…There are also settings for the appearance.…I usually turn on line numbers, and I also like using method separators.…I'll check both of those options and click okay and show you what they do.…
Turning on line numbering has the effect that you would expect.…
Note: This course was revised on 8/20/2014 to reflect changes in the .0.8.4 beta version of Android Studio.
- Exploring Android Studio and IntelliJ IDEA
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating projects with Android Studio
- Navigating the user interface
- Designing activity layouts
- Analyzing and refactoring code
- Debugging and packaging apps
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 8/20/2014. What changed?
A: We revised this course to reflect changes to the Android Studio beta, released at the 2014 Google I/O conference. This update was recorded with Android Studio .0.8.4, which contains a new project wizard and updates to the Gradle build system. For more information about the changes in this course, check out the "What's new in this update" movie.