How to uninstall Kite

To completely remove Kite from your system, here are OS specific commands to:

  1. Uninstall all editor plugins
  2. Quit Kite and stop other Kite services
  3. Uninstall Kite


Using your preferred Terminal:

curl -X "DELETE" localhost:46624/clientapi/plugins/installed && \
killall "Kite" && \
launchctl remove com.kite.KiteAutostart && launchctl remove com.kite.KiteHelper && \
rm -rf /Applications/


Using PowerShell:

Invoke-WebRequest 'http://localhost:46624/clientapi/plugins/installed' `
    -Method 'DELETE' -UseBasicParsing
& 'C:\Program Files\Kite\Uninstaller.exe'


Using your preferred Terminal:

curl -X "DELETE" localhost:46624/clientapi/plugins/installed && \


Alternatively, you can also perform the following steps to uninstall Kite:

  1. First, you will need to uninstall the editor plugins Kite has installed.
  2. Next, you will need to quit Kite. You can do so from the menu bar icon. If you don't have the menu bar icon shown, you can manually close all the Kite processes.
  3. Run uninstaller
    1. On macOS, drag from your Applications folder to the trash.
    2. On Windows, you can uninstall Kite using the Add or Remove Programs tool.
    3. On Linux, run the uninstaller located at ~/.local/share/kite/uninstall

Remove Kite data

Finally, you can remove the local Kite data and preferences stored on your system.

  • On macOS and Linux, run the terminal command rm -rf ~/.kite.
  • On Windows, remove the directory %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Kite.