phpstorm PhpStorm optimization Tuning PhpStorm performance by editing custom VM options


Example

Its possible to change *.vmoptions and idea.properties files without editing them in the PhpStorm installation folder.

Follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Run Help - Edit Custom VM Options...

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Step 2:

Confirm the creation of the configuration file, if prompted

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Step 3:

Add following lines if you want to use OpenGL

# This line could already be there depending on your PHPStorm version
-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=lcd 

-Dawt.java2d.opengl=true

Add the following lines if you want to increase memory allocated to PhpStorm (improves performance in large projects)

# This line could already be there depending on your PHPStorm version
-Xmx750m

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Save the file and restart program.