Run JetBrains Rider for the first time
When you run JetBrains Rider for the first time, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance, and start working with the IDE.
How to run
Find JetBrains Rider in the Start menu or use the desktop shortcut, if it was created during installation. You can also run rider.bat in the installation directory under bin.
Run the JetBrains Rider app in the Applications directory, from Launchpad, or from Spotlight.
Run the rider.sh 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.
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 light themes 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:
Open an existing project
Check out an existing project from Version Control
Create a new project