Run GoLand for the first time
To run GoLand, 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 GoLand app from the Applications directory, Launchpad, or Spotlight.
Run the goland.sh shell script in the installation directory under bin. You can also use the desktop shortcut, if it was created during installation.
Once you launch GoLand, you will see the Welcome screen, the starting point to your work with the IDE, and configuring its settings. This screen also appears when you close all opened projects. Use the tabs on the left side to switch to the specific welcome dialog.
If you are a new user who has not yet created any projects, GoLand will advise you to go through an onboarding tour.
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 GoLand plugins repository.
Click Learn GoLand to get more familiar with the shortcuts, features, and workflows that the IDE has to offer. For more information, refer to Learn IDE features.
Develop your applications remotely
Click Remote Development to configure an entry point to connect to a remote server and code, run, debug, and deploy your projects remotely. For more information, refer to Connect to a remote server from GoLand.
Start a project in GoLand
From the Welcome to GoLand dialog, you can do the following: