HOW-TO: Surround text with quote in IntelliJ

A quick tip on how to surround a selection with quote or brace in IntelliJ.

If you wish to be able to easily surround a selected text with quote or brace you have 2 options I know about. You can create a Live Template in surround group and then call it with either Ctrl+Alt+t or Ctrl+Alt+j or you can configure Smart Keys properly to achieve it.

You can find this option in IDE Settings > Editor > Smart Keys > Surround selection on typing quote or brace. When this option is selected and you type quote (single or double) or brace (curly, square, parentheses , angle) whilst the text is selected, it will be automatically surrounded with either quote or brace. Pretty handy.


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