How to change the IntelliJ IDEA JDK version?

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This article shows you how to update the IntelliJ IDEA to use the new JDK 13.

1. On the menu, clicks File -> Project Structure

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2. Platform Settings -> SDKs, add and point to the JDK 13 installed folder.

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3. Project Settings -> Project, change both Project SDK and Project language level to JDK 13.

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4. Project Settings -> Modules, change the language level to JDK 13.

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Done.

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Thanks! I haven’t been able to do this before. I especially like that you posted the IDE version on top. It seems IntelliJ, especially CE, has or have had some limitations with regards to this.