CLion 2019.3 Help

Run CLion for the first time

When you run CLion for the first time, or after you have upgraded it from a previous version, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance and start working with the IDE.

How to run

Run CLion using the executable in the installation directory under bin or find it in the Start menu. You can also use the desktop shortcut, if it was created during installation.

Run the app in the Applications directory, from Launchpad or Spotlight.

Run CLion using the 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.

Import CLion settings

In the Complete Installation dialog, select whether you want to import the IDE settings:

Complete Installation dialog

If this is your first instance of CLion, choose the Do not import settings option.

Select the user interface theme

Select whether you want to use the default Darcula or Light theme.

Select the UI theme

Disable unnecessary plugins

CLion includes plugins that provide integration with different version control systems and application servers, add support for various frameworks and development technologies, and so on. To increase performance, you can disable plugins that you do not need. If necessary, you can enable them later in the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S under Plugins. For more information, see Plugins.

Disable unnecessary plugins

You can click the Disable All link for each group of plugins to disable them all, or Customize to disable individual plugins in the group.

Download and install additional plugins

If necessary, download and install additional plugins that are not bundled with the IDE from the CLion plugins repository.

Install additional plugins

Start a project in CLion

On the Welcome screen, you can do the following:

Welcome screen
Last modified: 20 February 2020