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Live Edit in Node.js applications

With the Live Edit functionality, the changes you make to your HTML, CSS, or JavaScript code are immediately shown in the browser without reloading the page. Live Edit is available only during a Node.js debugging session. Learn more from Live Edit in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Live Edit works for other file types that contain or generate HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.

By default, Live Edit is enabled only in HTML and CSS files.

Before you start

  1. Install and enable the Live Edit plugin on the Settings/Preferences | Plugins page, tab Marketplace, as described in Installing plugins from JetBrains repository.

  2. Make sure the Node.js plugin is enabled in the settings. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and select Plugins. Click the Installed tab. In the search field, type Node.js. For more details about plugins, see Managing plugins.

Enable Live Edit

  1. Install the Live Edit plugin on the Settings/Preferences | Plugins page, tab Marketplace, as described in Installing plugins from JetBrains repository.

  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and select Build, Execution, Deployment | Debugger | Live Edit.

  3. Select Update Node.js application on changes. Specify the time-delay between changing the code in the editor and showing this change in the browser: accept the default value 300 ms or specify a custom value using the spin box next to the corresponding field.

Last modified: 09 August 2022