Why does IntelliJ keep removing backticks from this JavaScript template string?


I want to put "backticks" around my template strings.

IntelliJ keeps removing them every time I try the wrap them around the string.

Anyone's got a clue why its happening and how to solve this?

I added a little code snippet of my .vue file where the problem occurred. Imagine html, js and css written down in one component (.vue) file, separated by unique tags (template, script and style tag). I am using a german keyboard layout with the Mac OS X 10.5+ keymap.

intelliJ removing backticks

import axios from "axios";
import 'vue-animate/dist/vue-animate.min.css';

export default {
  name: 'hello',
  data () {
    return {
      msg: `Service is <strong>ONLINE</strong> and <strong>READY</strong> to operate`,
      clicked: false,
      iconURL:"./../../static/img/meditate.svg",
      meditationAction: this.activateMeditation,
      backgroundImage: "",
      room:"Bad"

    }
  },
  methods:{
      activateMeditation () {
          this.clicked = !this.clicked;

          axios.get(`http://localhost:5005/${this.room}/shuffle/on`).then(response => {
              console.info("SUCCESSFULLY ACTIVATED SHUFFLE");

            axios.get(`http://localhost:5005/${this.room}/volume/20`).then(response => {
              console.info("SUCCESSFULLY SET VOLUME TO 20");

              axios.get("http://localhost:5005/bad/sleep/900").then(response => {
                console.info("SUCCESSFULLY SET SLEEP TIME TO 15 MINUTES");

                axios.get("http://localhost:5005/bad/playlist/med").then(response => {
                  console.info("SUCCESSFULLY SET PLAYLIST TO MED");
                  this.iconURL = "./../../static/img/stop.svg";
                  this.meditationAction = this.pausePlayback;

                  axios.get("http://localhost:5005/bad/state").then(response => {
                    console.info("SUCCESSFULLY RETRIEVED STATE");
                    console.log(response);
                    //FIXME: USE IMAGE OF CURRENT TRACK INSTEAD OF NEXT TRACK
                    this.backgroundImage = response.data.nextTrack.absoluteAlbumArtUri;
                  })
                  .catch((error)=>{
                    console.log(error);
                  });

                })
                .catch((error)=>{
                  console.log(error);
                });

              })
              .catch((error)=>{
                console.log(error);
              });

            })
            .catch((error)=>{
              console.log(error);
            });

          })
          .catch((error)=>{
            console.log(error);
            this.iconURL = "./../../static/img/attention.svg";
            this.meditationAction = this.resetButton;
          });


      },

    pausePlayback() {

      axios.get("http://localhost:5005/bad/pause").then(response => {
        console.info("SUCCESSFULLY PAUSED PLAYBACK");
        this.iconURL = "./../../static/img/meditate.svg";
        this.meditationAction = this.activateMeditation;
        this.backgroundImage = "";
      })
      .catch((error)=>{
        console.log(error);
      });

    },

    resetButton() {

      this.iconURL = "./../../static/img/meditate.svg";
      this.meditationAction = this.activateMeditation;

    }



  }
}
 * {

    box-sizing: border-box;
  }

  .logo {
    max-width:50%;
  }

  .svg {
    height:5em;
    z-index:100;
  }

  .option .svg .st0 {
    fill: white;
    stroke: white;
  }

  .options__container {
    display:flex;
    justify-content: center;
    align-items: center;
    width:100%;


  }

  .option {

    display:flex;
    justify-content: center;
    align-items: center;
    height:3em;
    width:3em;

    position:relative;

    background-size:cover;

    padding:3em;
    border-radius:100%;
    background-color:white;
    border-top:3px solid black;
    border-bottom:5px solid #303030;
    border-left:3px solid black;
    border-right:7px solid #303030;



    transition: all 300ms ease-in;

  }

  .option__background-image {


    position:absolute;
    background-color:white;
    opacity:0.8;
    top:0;
    left:0;
    height:100%;
    width:100%;
    border-radius: 100%;
  }

  .option:hover {

    border:3px solid black;

  }
  <div class="hello">
    <img class="logo" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/Sonos_2015-Logo.png"/>
    <h2 v-html="msg"></h2>
    <div class="options__container">
      <a class="option" v-on:click="meditationAction" v-bind:class="{'animated flash' : clicked}" :style="{backgroundImage: 'url(' + backgroundImage +')'}" >
        <div class="option__background-image" ></div>
        <img class="svg" :src=iconURL>
      </a>
    </div>
  </div>

I have the same problem. I solved it by disabling the "Insert pair quote" option in Preferences -> Editor -> General -> Smart Keys.

Of course, it disables the inserting of pair quotes for all types of quotes, including single and double. It's a temporary workaround, but personally I'd rather actually be able to use JS's template strings despite having to type in the pair of quotes every time.