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Addons / Iconsets / Skins / Languages

Iconsets, Skins and Languages are all packaged as Addons, therefore their installation steps are the same.

Installing An .xpi File

If the downloaded addon is in "xpi" format or includes an *.xpi file you can simply drag the xpi file onto Komodo and follow the installation steps.

Once installed restart Komodo for the addon to be properly loaded.

The steps below are only relevant if installing via an .xpi file is not possible for you.

Installing from Source

Some addon developers do not supply a compiled version of their addon, we strongly urge addon devs to always compile their addons but we can't control what other people do. If you want to install an addon which has not been compiled yet, follow the following steps;

Build Using koext

  1. Put the Komodo SDK dir on your PATH
  2. Using your command prompt enter the directory containing the install.rdf for the addon you are trying to install
  3. Run koext build
    Note: be sure to check the readme for the addon you are using, as this step may vary per addon, for example some addons may need you to run koext build --unjarred
  4. If succesful an .xpi file will appear alongside the install.rdf which you can use to install the addon using the Installing An .xpi File steps above

If these steps are not working or you want to try a different approach you can try manually creating an .xpi, but this is not guaranteed to work for every addon.

Manually Create .xpi

  1. Enter the folder containing the install.rdf for the addon you are trying to install
  2. Select all files and create a ZIP archive from them (these steps may very depending on your OS & ZIP application)
  3. Rename the extension for the generated ZIP from .zip to .xpi, eg. foo.zip becomes foo.xpi
  4. Use the newly created xpi file to install the addon using the Installing An .xpi File steps above

Macros / Snippets / Tools (toolbox)

Drag and Drop

To install toolbox items simply open up your Komodo toolbox and drag and drop the downloaded *.komodotool onto your toolbox.

Import

Alternatively you can choose to import items right from inside Komod. Simply open your toolbox and click the "gear" icon at the top right of the Toolbox widget. Then select the import option that applies to the type of file you are currently importing.

Manual Import

Sometimes you will find a Macro or Snippet that isn't packaged in a format Komodo understand, eg. you simply have a snippet of code that you want to use in Komodo. To use this, simply open your Komodo toolbox and create a tool (eg. Macro, Snippet, Command) by either clicking the "gear" icon at the top right of the Toolbox widget, or by right clicking the folder to which you want to add your tool.

Then simply copy and paste the code you wish to import into the tool creation dialog.

Color Schemes

Drag and Drop

To install color schemes simply drag and drop the downloaded *.ksf file onto Komodo.

Manual Import

If for whatever reason the Drag and Drop solution does not work you can manually install the color scheme by copying the *.ksf file to your schemes folder, which is located within your profile folder.

In most cases, the path of this folder will be:

  • Windows: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\ActiveState\Komodo[IDE|Edit]\<version>\schemes
  • Mac: /Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Komodo[IDE|Edit]/<version>/schemes
  • Linux: /home/<user>/.komodo[ide|edit]/<version>/schemes

Once you have copied the *.ksf file to this folder, restart Komodo and follow the Usage steps below.

Usage

Once installed you can select (and tweak) your color schemes under Preferences > Fonts and Colors.

Keybindings

Importing

You can install keybindings by copying the *.kkf file to your schemes folder, which is located within your profile folder.

In most cases, the path of this folder will be:

  • Windows: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\ActiveState\Komodo[IDE|Edit]\<version>\schemes
  • Mac: /Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Komodo[IDE|Edit]/<version>/schemes
  • Linux: /home/<user>/.komodo[ide|edit]/<version>/schemes

Once you have copied the *.kkf file to this folder, restart Komodo and follow the Usage steps below.

Usage

Once installed you can select (and tweak) your keybindings under Preferences > Editor > Key Bindings.

Other

If the package you are trying to use is not covered under the steps given on this page, please either check for a readme or install file included with your package, or check the Github repository for the package in question.

If none of this gives you the answer you need please post on our forums.