Decrease typing lag in WebStorm (or any IDEA product)

There is an experimental feature in IDEA products (WebStorm, PHPStorm, PyCharm…) that allows decreasing typing lag. This means that typed symbols appear faster on your screen. There is a nice article about typing with pleasure that explains why faster response is better.

In order to enable this feature in current IDEA products do these 3 simple steps:

  • OpenĀ Help -> Edit custom properties from the menu
  • Add editor.zero.latency.typing=true
  • Restart the application

You may not see the difference, but with this feature on I feel that WebStorm comes closer to how typing in Sublime Text feels.