Permanent Function Keys in IntelliJ MacBook Pro w/ Touchbar

One of the challenges of the new MacBook Pro with the touchbar for coding in IntelliJ is that it doesn’t show the function keys automatically.

Here are some quick instructions to enable that.

  • Open up System Preferences > Keyboard
  • Select Shortcuts
  • Add IntelliJ under Function Keys

Voilá, you got function keys active when IntelliJ is in focus.