Run CLion for the first time
To run CLion, find it in the Windows Start menu or use the desktop shortcut. You can also run the launcher batch script or executable in the installation directory under bin.
Run the CLion app from the Applications directory, Launchpad, or Spotlight.
Run the clion.sh shell script in the installation directory under bin. You can also use the desktop shortcut, if it was created during installation.
For information about running CLion from the command line, see Command-line interface.
Customize the IDE appearance
Configure the default settings
Click Customize and select Import Settings if you already have a copy of the required settings that you want to apply.
Alternatively, click All settings to open the settings dialog. The settings that you modify at this moment will become the new default configuration for your projects and the IDE.
Install additional plugins
Click Plugins in the left-hand pane and download and install additional plugins from the CLion plugins repository.
Click Learn CLion to get more familiar with the shortcuts, features, and workflows that the IDE has to offer.
Start a project in CLion
From the Welcome to CLion dialog, you can do the following: