JetBrains and the IdeaVIM plugin

September 20, 2011

This post was originally published in the Rambling Labs Blog on September 20, 2011.

Last night I installed the latest version of RubyMine (just to have it as a backup plan though). I then tried to install the IdeaVIM plugin which, for older versions, had worked fine for me.

But guess what? I downloaded and installed the plugin, restarted the IDE and it didn’t work. I thought that was odd since it usually worked after restarting. Wondering if it was an issue with RubyMine, I tried with WebStorm and PhpStorm having the same result.

On my desperation, I went to JetBrains’ YouTrack to report a bug. And tonight, out of nowhere, I remembered that there was an option in the Tools menu…

There it was… Tools -> VIM Emulator… unchecked…

God, that was stupid!