Run WebStorm for the first time
To run WebStorm, 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 WebStorm app from the Applications directory, Launchpad, or Spotlight.
Run the webstorm.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 WebStorm from the command line, see Command-line interface.
Once you launch WebStorm, 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
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.
Install additional plugins
Click Plugins in the left-hand pane and download and install additional plugins from the WebStorm plugins repository.
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. For more information, refer to Connect to a remote server from WebStorm.
Start a project in WebStorm
When you start WebStorm, it will show you the Welcome screen.
From the Welcome to WebStorm dialog, you can do the following: