This node in the left-hand pane contains the default run/debug configuration settings. Select
configuration to modify its default settings in the right-hand pane.
The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.
Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.
The shared run/debug configurations are kept in separate xml files under .idea\runConfigurations folder,
while the local run/debug configurations are kept in
This check box is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.
Use the controls in this area to specify which tasks must performed before applying the run/debug
configuration. The tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.
The following options are available:
(Alt+Insert): click this icon to add a task to the list.
Select one of the following task types:
Run External tool: select this option to run an application that
is external to WebStorm. In the dialog that opens,
select the application(s) that you want to run.
If the required application is not defined in WebStorm yet, add its definition
(for details see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools).
Run Another Configuration: select this option to execute one on
the existing run/debug configuration. Choose a configuration to execute from the
dialog box that opens.
Compile TypeScript: select this option to run the built-in TypeScript compiler
and thus make sure that
In the TypeScript Compile Settings dialog that opens, select or clear the Check errors check box
to configure the behaviour of the compiler in case any errors are detected:
If the Check errors check box is selected, the compiler will show all the errors
and the run configuration will not start.
If the Check errors check box is cleared, the compiler will show all the detected errors
but the run configuration still will be launched.
Run File Watcher: select this option to run the
File Watchers that are active in the current project.
For more information, see Using File Watchers.
Generate CoffeeScript Source Maps: select this option to generate
source maps for your CoffeeScript sources. In the dialog that opens, specify the
path to the folder where CoffeeScript files will be generated. For more information,
see CoffeeScript Support.
Run Remote External tool: select this option to run a remote SSH
external tool. In the dialog that opens, specify the SSH external tool that you want
to run. For more information, see Remote SSH External Tools.
(Alt+Delete): click this icon to remove the selected
task from the list.
(Enter): click this icon to modify the selected
task. Edit the task settings in the dialog that opens.
(Alt+Up): click this icon to move the selected task
up in the list.
(Alt+Down): click this icon to move the selected
task down in the list.
Show this page: select this check box if you want to display the
run/debug configuration settings before applying it.
Active tool window: select this option if you want the
Run/Debug tool windows
to be activated automatically when you run/debug your application. This option is enabled by
Confirm rerun with process termination
The behavior of this button depends on selecting the check box Single instance only
for a particular run/debug configuration.
If this check box is selected, then, in case of a single instance, launching a new process
(for example, by clicking on the main toolbar) while the other process is still
running, results in showing a dialog box, where one should confirm termination of the current
process and launching a new one.
If this check box is not selected (or in case of multiple instances), WebStorm starts the new
Temporary configurations limit
Specify here the maximum number of temporary configurations to be stored and shown in the
Select Run/Debug Configuration drop-down list.