RubyMine 2020.1 Help

Get help

Need assistance with RubyMine? Look for an answer in YouTrack, on our discussion forum, on Twitter, or contact the RubyMine team by email.

Where to look for information

Sources of information

  • YouTrack: the JetBrains tracking system.

  • JetBrains Community Forum: the online community where you can learn new things and share your knowledge about JetBrains products.

  • JetBrains Knowledge Base: a knowledge base that is collected and published by the JetBrains support team.

  • Stack Overflow: a knowledge base with questions and answers on a wide range of topics in computer programming and software products.

  • Twitter: Follow us on Twitter to be aware of new features, releases, and tips. You can ask us for help on Twitter, just mention @rubymine in your message.

Tips of the day

Tips of the day provide a collection of useful and interesting hints.

  • To see the Tip of the Day window, click Help | Tip of the Day.

  • To disable tips of the day on startup, clear the Show Tips on Startup checkbox in the Tip of the Day window.

Keymap reference

The default keymap reference for Windows, Linux, and macOS in the PDF format

  • To view the built-in keymap reference, click Help | Keymap Reference.

Where to report an issue

Report an issue in Youtrack

  1. Log in to your YouTrack account.

    If you are not yet registered, do it.

  2. Click New issue.

  3. On the page that opens, choose RubyMine from the Project list.

  4. Describe your problem and provide a brief summary in the Description and Summary fields respectively.

  5. If it is possible, attach a screenshot that illustrates your problem.

  6. Click Create.

Submit a request in the JetBrains Support Center

  1. Log in to the JetBrains Support Center.

  2. Click the Submit a request button that is at the top of the main page.

  3. Fill in the Submit a request form.

  4. Click Submit.

Tweet us about your problem

Mention @rubymine in your message on Twitter and describe your problem. We will reach out to you.

Write to the RubyMine team

Email our team at Describe your problem, and attach all available materials that can speed up troubleshooting (code samples, screenshots, logs, animations, videos, and other materials).

Troubleshooting materials

Consider attaching some troubleshooting materials for a more precise and quick answer. The following materials might be helpful for our investigation: log files, screenshots, animations, videos, database dumps.

Copy RubyMine version and system information

  1. You can get product and system information by using the following actions:

    • Use product help menu.

      • For macOS, click RubyMine | About RubyMine.

      • For Windows and Linux, click Help | About.

    • Click Help | Find Action Ctrl+Shift+A, type About, and press Enter.

  2. Click the copy icon the copy icon and paste it in your Youtrack ticket, email message, support request.

Locate RubyMine log

Click Help | Show log in Explorer/Finder. The idea.log file contains recent log information about your IDE performance.

Locate a query log

SQL log includes all queries that you have ever run in RubyMine. It means all user queries and all internal queries (except for the queries that are run by the JDBC driver). The log information is stored in database.log. The database.log file is stored on your hard drive until you delete or overwrite the file. When the file size reaches 1 MB, a new file with a different name is created.

To locate database.log, click Help | Show SQL Log in Explorer|Finder. You can open database.log in RubyMine or in a text editor.

Configure RubyMine log settings

To avoid editing the log.xml file itself, RubyMine suggests a handy dialog to change logging level for a category. This file resides under the bin directory of RubyMine installation.

  1. Click Help | Diagnostic Tools | Debug Log Settings.

  2. In the Custom Debug Log Configuration dialog, type the log categories names, separated with new lines.

Reporting performance issues

RubyMine is completely frozen and does not respond to any actions? The IDE performance is slower than expected, CPU usage is high, and you suspect a memory leak? To resolve your issue, JetBrains might need a memory snapshot, profiler information, or a thread dump.

For more information about troubleshooting these issues, read Reporting performance problems.

Share your feedback

Sharing feedback

  • Select Help | Submit Feedback, which redirects you to the online feedback form.

    This form enables you to create a RubyMine-specific YouTrack issue.

Last modified: 29 May 2020