"Protobuf Support" author here. I highly recommend you to disable/uninstall one of plugins, as they might conflict when enabled together (provided functionality is very similar, so there are conflicts). Test both plugins and select the best one :)
About your question, I'm not sure that it is possible to achieve same behavior as in Eclipse. According to documentation - https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/IDEADEV/Maven+Integration+FAQ - you have to run maven goal manually. Any time you want to generate sources you simply execute the corresponding > goal, bound for generation (usually generate-sources, > generate-test-sources). After that IDEA will pick up new folders and set > them up. You can find maven-protoc-plugin:compile goal on "Maven Projects" panel and run it. I think this is the most simple and fast way. P.S. In the IntelliJ IDEA files are saved automatically, so you never need to press "save" button every 20 seconds. They explain it here: https://blog.jetbrains.com/webide/2009/10/do-not-bother-saving-files-anymore/ . -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Protocol Buffers" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to protobuf+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/protobuf. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.