Run RustRover for the first time
To run RustRover, find it in the Windows Start menu or use the desktop shortcut. You can also run the launcher batch script or executable in the installation directory under bin.
Run the RustRover app from the Applications directory, Launchpad, or Spotlight.
Run the rustrover.sh shell script in the installation directory under bin. You can also use the desktop shortcut if it was created during installation.
For more information about running RustRover from the command line, refer to Command-line interface.
Once you launch RustRover, you will see the Welcome screen, the starting point to your work with the IDE, and configuring its settings. This screen also appears when you close all opened projects. Use the tabs on the left side to switch to the specific welcome dialog.
Customize the IDE appearance
Click Customize and select another color theme or select the Sync with OS checkbox to use your system default theme. Here you can also configure accessibility settings or select another keymap.
Configure the default settings
Click Customize and select Import Settings if you already have a copy of the required settings that you want to apply.
Alternatively, click All settings to open the settings dialog. The settings that you modify at this moment will become the new default configuration for your projects and the IDE.
Disable unnecessary plugins
RustRover includes plugins that provide integration with different version control systems and application servers, add support for various frameworks and development technologies, and so on. To increase performance, you can disable plugins that you do not need. If necessary, you can enable them later in the Settings dialog Control+Alt+S under Plugins.
You can click the Disable All link for each group of plugins to disable them all, or Customize to disable individual plugins in the group.
Install additional plugins
Click Plugins in the left pane and download and install additional plugins from JetBrains Marketplace.
Click Learn to get more familiar with the shortcuts, features, and workflows that the IDE has to offer.
Develop your applications remotely
Click Remote Development to configure an entry point to connect to a remote server and code, run, debug, and deploy your projects remotely.
Start a project in RustRover
From the Welcome to RustRover dialog, you can do the following:
Check out our Quick start guide for the next steps.