Issues installing or uninstalling editor plugins

Common Issues

These are the common issues that you may encounter when installing Kite's editor plugins.

On Windows, Kite cannot detect editors installed outside of the C:\ drive

Kite currently only looks for editors installed in the C:\ drive. However, if you've installed your editor outside of the C:\ drive, you should still be able to install Kite's plugin as long as your editor is running while you are accessing the plugin manager.

On Linux, Kite cannot detect JetBrains editors in certain directories

Kite currently only looks for JetBrains editors installed in /snap, /opt and /.local/share/JetBrains/Toolbox. However, if you've installed your editor outside of these directories, you should still be able to install Kite's plugin as long as your editor is running while you are accessing the plugin manager.

Kite cannot detect my editor even when it is running

Please open a issue in our GitHub repository so that we can fix our plugin manager to be able to support your configuration. When opening your issue, please include:

  1. What OS you're using.
  2. What editor you're using and its version.
  3. The full file system path of where your editor is installed.
  4. The process name of the editor.

In the meantime, you can manually install Kite's editor plugins by following the instructions below.

I cannot uninstall the plugin because my editor is running

Please check that there are no running instances of your editor in your system's process list.

  • On macOS, check the Activity Monitor.
  • On Windows, check the Task Manager.
  • On Linux, check the System Monitor.

If there are running instances of your editor, exit the processes manually and try uninstalling again.

Furthermore, if you are using PyCharm, ensure that PyCharm's update manager fsnotifier is not running.