Troubleshooting the VS Code plugin

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

No Kite Status Icon Shown

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

1. Check that the Kite plugin is installed

First, make sure that the VS Code plugin is in fact installed. You can do so by opening VS Code's extension manager and then checking if Kite is in your list of installed extensions. If it is not installed, you can use Kite's plugin manager to install it.

⚠️ Important: You may need to restart VS Code 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

1. Check that your Python interpreter is set

If you have Microsoft's Python extension installed, you must also set your Python interpreter for Kite to work properly.

2. If Kite still isn't working...

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

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