WebStorm 2019.3 Help

Running Applications

WebStorm enables running entire applications as well as particular scripts.

WebStorm uses settings that are defined in a Run/Debug Configuration. All the run configurations that exist in a project, are available in the Select Run/Debug Configuration list. Learn more from Work with run/debug configurations.

Run configuration selector

If you want to see the list of all currently running applications, select Run | Show Running List from the main menu. Refer to the Viewing Running Processes section for details.

Note that after you've started a run session, the icons toolwindows toolWindowRun icon that marks the Run tool window and in the Run/Debug Configuration Selector toggles to active run icon to indicate that the run process is active.

Run an application

  • In the gutter, clickRun icon, and choose the desired command.

  • On the main toolbar, select the desired run configuration, and do one of the following:

    • Select Run | Run 'selected configuration' from the main menu.

    • Click the Run button.

    • Press Shift+F10.

  • Press Shift+Alt+F10, select the desired run configuration from the list, and press Enter.

    From this popup menu you also can:

    • Invoke the Edit Configuration dialog.

    • Edit the selected configuration before launch F4.

    • Instantly delete a configuration Delete.

    • Switch from run to debug and vice versa (hold Shift).

    • Access a previously selected configuration 1.

    • Access context-dependent configuration (2 or 3).

    • If you want to see the list of all currently running applications, select Run | Show Running List from the main menu. Refer to the Viewing Running Processes section for details.

Use Run Anything

With Run Anything, you can quickly start run configurations, npm and yarn scripts, as well as open recent projects.

Running an application: use Run Anything
  1. Press Ctrl twice or click the Run Anything button on the Navigation bar. The Run Anything popup opens.

  2. Start typing the name of the configuration to launch. As you type, WebStorm shows the matching configurations. Select the required one from the list and press Enter.

Last modified: 17 February 2020