IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.0 Web Help

Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins

To be able to use repository plugins, you have to download and install such plugins first. After that, you get the ability to update these plugins when appropriate.

When a repository plugin becomes unnecessary, you can disable or uninstall it.

See also, Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

To download and install a repository plugin

  1. Open the Settings dialog (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+S).
  2. In the left-hand pane, select Plugins.
  3. On the Plugins page that opens in the right-hand part of the dialog, click the Install JetBrains plugin or the Browse repositories button.
  4. In the dialog that opens (the Browse JetBrains Plugins dialog or the Browse Repositories dialog), right-click the required plugin and select Download and Install.

    Note that when looking for the plugin of interest, you can filter the plugin list and also to perform a search.

  5. Confirm your intention to download and install the selected plugin.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Click OK in the Settings dialog and restart IntelliJ IDEA for the changes to take effect.

To update a repository plugin

  1. Open the Settings dialog (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+S).
  2. In the left-hand pane, select Plugins.

    The Plugins page opens in the right-hand part of the dialog.

  3. Right-click any of the plugins and select Reload List of Plugins.

    The names of repository plugins that have newer versions available are shown blue.

  4. Right-click the necessary plugin and select Update Plugin.
  5. Click OK in the Settings dialog and restart IntelliJ IDEA for the changes to take effect.

To uninstall a repository plugin

  1. Open the Settings dialog (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+S).
  2. In the left-hand pane, select Plugins.
  3. On the Plugins page that opens in the right-hand part of the dialog, right-click the repository plugin to be uninstalled and select Uninstall.
  4. Confirm your intention to uninstall the selected plugin.
  5. Click OK in the Settings dialog and restart IntelliJ IDEA for the changes to take effect.

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Last modified: 12 November 2014
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