Troubleshooting the JetBrains plugin

This article describes some common issues users encounter with the JetBrains plugin as well as fixes for the issues.

Kite Not Working in IntelliJ

Kite's JetBrains plugin only works in IntelliJ if you have the IntelliJ Python plugin installed. To install the Python plugin, open IntelliJ's preferences, click on "Plugins" on the left hand side, and then search for "python". Install the Python Community Edition plugin authored by JetBrains.

No Kite Status Icon Shown

If you do not see Kite's status icon in the bottom right corner of your editor, please check the following.

1. Check that the Kite plugin is installed

First, make sure that the JetBrains plugin is in fact installed by checking Kite's plugin manager. If the plugin is not installed, then you can use the plugin manager to install it.

⚠️ Important: You may need to restart your editor after installing the plugin for the changes to take effect.

2. Check that you are coding in a saved and supported file

Kite is only active in saved files with supported file extensions. Specifically, check that you are coding in a file saved with one of these extensions:   .py  .go  .js  .jsx  .vue 

3. If you still don't see the Kite icon...

Please file an issue in our GitHub repository so we can investigate.

Kite's Features Aren't Working

Please make sure you've followed our guide to using the JetBrains plugin to ensure that you're using the plugin correctly.

If you still cannot get the JetBrains plugin to work, please file an issue in our GitHub repository so we can investigate.