Managing editor plugins

You can install or uninstall plugins for the supported editors from the plugin manager. You can access the plugin manager from the Kite Copilot desktop app. First, click on the gear icon in the bottom right corner.

Next click on the plugins tab.

Allow a couple of seconds for the plugin manager to check which editor plugins are installed. Once the plugin manager is ready, you can install or uninstall plugins for the editors that are installed on your computer.

If the Copilot is not shown, you can also access the plugin manager by visiting kite://home in your browser.

Important: When installing or uninstalling a plugin for an editor, please make sure that your editor is not running. The plugin may not install or uninstall correctly if the editor is running.

Kite currently supports the following editors:

  • Atom
  • Sublime Text 3
  • Visual Studio Code
  • IntelliJ
  • PyCharm
  • Vim
  • Neovim

If you'd like to add support for your favorite editor, visit kite.com/letmeknow/ to request support.

Custom installations

There are several known cases where Kite will not be able to detect editor installations.

  • On Windows, Kite currently cannot detect editors that have been installed outside of the C:\ drive.
  • On Linux, Kite currently cannot detect PyCharm when it has been installed outside of /snap, /opt, or /.local/share/Jetbrains/Toolbox.

In these situations, you can follow these instructions to integrate Kite with your editor.

Sublime Text

The GitHub repository for the Sublime Text plugin has instructions on how to manually install the Sublime plugin.

PyCharm & IntelliJ

Download the PyCharm plugin here (IntelliJ also uses this file). Open PyCharm (or IntelliJ), click on Files → Settings → Plugins, then click on "Install plugin from disk..." and select the downloaded .zip file. Click on "Apply", then your editor to activate the plugin.

Atom

You can install the Kite plugin directly from Atom's plugin marketplace by searching for "Kite".

VS Code

You can install the Kite plugin directly from VS Code's plugin marketplace by searching for "Kite".