This brief tutorial will describe each option of IntelliJ IDEA’s ‘auto-import’ feature.
Let’s review each of these options.
2.1. Show Import Popup
When enabled, IDEA will underline a class reference in our code and suggest an import to add:
2.2. Optimize Imports on the Fly
This one will make IDEA remove unused imports automatically and rearrange others according to the ‘Code Style’ preferences.
2.3. Add Unambiguous Imports on the Fly
Also, there is a way to automatically add an import as we add references to classes that need to be imported.
2.4. Show Import Suggestions for Static Methods and Fields
Our final option will enable the import popup feature for statics.
Some developers prefer to have total control over the imports in their classes, others rely on the IDE to handle this technical task.
Either of them may benefit from various configuration options that IntelliJ IDEA IDE has, including those for importing behavior.