Run JetBrains Rider for the first time
When you run JetBrains Rider 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 JetBrains Rider 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 JetBrains Rider 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 JetBrains Rider from the command line, see Command-line interface.
Import JetBrains Rider settings
In the Complete Installation dialog, select whether you want to import the IDE settings:
If this is your first instance of JetBrains Rider, choose the Do not import settings option.
Customize your JetBrains Rider environment
Follow the Customize JetBrains Rider wizard steps to configure your working environment to your liking, or skip these steps and keep default settings by pressing a corresponding button. In any case you'll be able to change the setting later.
Select the user interface theme. You can choose between the default light theme and the Darcula theme.
Choose the editor color schemes you feel more comfortable with:
ReSharper Light — a default ReSharper scheme
Visual Studio light — a Visual Studio alike scheme
Default — an IntelliJ IDEA alike scheme
Choose the keymap (the shortcuts scheme):
Visual Studio keymap — a Visual Studio alike scheme
ReSharper keymap — similar to the "IntelliJ IDEA" scheme in ReSharper
Rider keymap — an IntelliJ IDEA alike scheme
Disable unnecessary default plugins.
JetBrains Rider is shipped with a variety of plugins that provide integration with different version control systems and application servers, add support for various frameworks and development technologies, etc.
You can disable the plugins you do not need to increase JetBrains Rider performance. If necessary, you can re-enable them later in the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S under Plugins.
Click the Disable All link for each group of plugins to disable them all, or Customize to disable individual plugins.
Get additional plugins.
Download and install additional plugins (that are not bundled with the IDE) from the JetBrains Rider plugins repository:
Start a project in JetBrains Rider
On the Welcome screen, you can do the following: