Node.js and NPM
This page appears in the Settings dialog, when the Node.js plugin is enabled. The plugin is not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Managing plugins.
In this field, specify the default Node.js interpreter for the current project. IntelliJ IDEA will automatically use it every time you select the
Choose the interpreter from the list or from the dialog that opens when you click . If you choose node, the system Node.js version is used.
Here you can choose or configure only a local Node.js interpreter, that is, a Node.js installed on your computer, or a Node.js on Windows Subsystem for Linux, see Configuring a local Node.js interpreter and Using Node.js on Windows Subsystem for Linux for details.
Remote interpreters are configured in the Configure Node.js Remote Interpreter dialog accessible from the Run/Debug Configuration: Node.js. See Node.js with Docker, Node.js via SFTP, Node.js via SSH, and Node.js with Vagrant for details.
This read-only field shows the current version of Node.js.
Coding assistance for Node.js
| The Packages area shows a list of all the NPM-dependent packages that are currently installed on your computer. |