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Lightrun for vscode.dev

Lightrun offers a free, easy-to-install plugin for VSCode for the web (vscode.dev). Lightrun's VSCode.dev plugin is compatiable with the Lightrun desktop plugin version, with a few minor limitations.

Installing Lightrun for VSCode.dev

VSCode.dev does not require authentication or any additional downloads to function.

  1. Go to vscode.dev in your browser.

  2. Select Extensions in the left sidebar.

    Tip

    Alternatively, to open the EXTENSIONS sidebar, use the keyboard shortcuts:

    • Ctrl+Shift+X (MS Windows and Linux)
    • Cmd+Shift+X (MacOS)

    Open The Extension Sidebar --half

  3. Search for Lightrun in the input box and click Install.

    Install Lightrun --half

    Once installed, The Lightrun plugin icon Lightun VSCode plugin icon will appear in your VSCode left sidebar

  4. Click to open the Lightrun sidebar.

    Open Lightrun Sidebar --half

  5. Click Sign In to authenticate to the plugin.

    Sign in to Lightrun --half

  6. After logging in or signing up, in the first onboarding page, choose vscode.dev and your language of choice:

    Select IDE and Language --half

  7. Depending on the language you choose, you will be directed to install the relevant Lightrun agent. Please see below for detailed instructions for each supported runtime:

Known limitations

Given that Lightrun for VSCode.dev operates entirely within your browser, it's subject to certain limitations when compared to the full-fledged Lightrun experience directly integrated into your IDE. The following features are not supported:


Last update: May 20, 2024