Introduction

We will discuss here how to make auto complete search case insensitive or remove case sensitive from auto complete search in IntellijIDEA. Auto complete feature helps you find a file or hints when you are writing code in IntellijIDEA.

Most of the time we don’t remember all the coding syntax but we get helps in the editor window itself by pressing some key combinations in the keyboard.

Let’s say you typed a character that starts a particular keyword in a programming language and after that you pressed a key combinations from the keyboard to complete the keyword.

Now if IntellijIDEA is unable to give you hints with keywords then it means that the keyword either doesn’t start with that character or auto complete needs case sensitive search.

By default when you type from the keyboard, the characters are printed in lowercase.

So in the above case if you were sure that the character which you typed has a keyword then it’s a case sensitive search for auto complete.

So we will see how to make it case insensitive search for auto complete when you search for keyword completion on editor.

The version of IntellijIDEA is 2019.2.3 while I am writing this post.

The below screen shot highlights the solution for fixing the issue of case sensitive search for auto complete.

So when you type first character in lowercase or uppercase it will show you hints with the available keywords.

In your IntellijIDEA, go to File -> Settings. On new window go to Editor -> General -> Code Completion.

Now uncheck the checkbox Match case as highlighted in the below image.

Finally click on OK to save the settings.

remove case sensitive for auto complete search in intellijidea

Thanks for reading.

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