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Since 126.129+ or 125.44+ Jetbrains Chrome Extension renamed to JetBrains IDE Support and available in the Chrome web store.

Don't try to use this new extension with incompatible builds — it will not work.

Installing LiveEdit in Chrome

You don't need to restart browser to install Jetbrains Chrome Extension. But if browser is not running, you don't need to do anything — extension will be installed silently on first launch.

  1. Download <WebStorm.app>/plugins/JavaScriptDebugger/extensions/jb.crx.
  2. Open context menu for downloaded item and
  3. Open chrome://chrome/extensions/ and drag the file onto the Extensions page.

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  1. Jan 29, 2013

    For anyone confused by the sentence "Download <WebStorm.app>/plugins/JavaScriptDebugger/extensions/jb.crx", it's not a separate download. (Maybe it is available separately, not sure, but in any case, that's not a download URL,) If you have one of the applicable JetBrains apps installed, the file is already present, at the indicated path within the install directory (<WebStorm.app> in the steps refers to the install directory). The Firefox plugin is there too.

  2. Jun 26, 2013

    You might like to note the chrome extension doesn't install on Linux.

    1. Jun 26, 2013

      Since 126.129+ or 125.44+ Jetbrains Chrome Extension renamed to JetBrains IDE Support and available in the Chrome web store.

  3. Aug 27, 2014

    Chrome extension works fine for me under linux 3.15.8, debian 4.9.1, chrome 37.0 64 bit.

    Perhaps significant: The live edit feature didn't work on my machine until I changed the plugins' IDE connection host to "0.0.0.0". Localhost seemed to be translated by the plugin (rather than by chrome) to 127.0.0.1. When I tried connecting to "127.0.0.1:63346/browserConnection/buildInfo" using chrome somehow I always got a response from port 80, not 63346 (don't ask me why).

    1. Aug 27, 2014

      Probably your proxy misconfigured. 127.0.0.1 means local machine, 0.0.0.0 means every available network interface, so, IDEA built-in server binds to 127.0.0.1 (access only from local machine). But it seems, 0.0.0.0 will be more correct value in case of connecting client. Thanks for report.