JetBrains Toolbox App 1.3 is here

We are happy to announce Toolbox App 1.3 release! Following months of development, this update brings not only a full load of bug fixes but also some new features we hope you will find useful.

Let’s go over all of the new features and improvements one by one.

Global hotkey

Now you can set up a system-wide keyboard shortcut that opens the Toolbox App window no matter which app has focus at the moment. We didn’t want to hijack any of your favorite key combinations, so it is disabled by default. Open Settings and set up the one most convenient for you.

Keyboard navigation

After a global hotkey is introduced, it is quite natural to expect the whole app to be usable without a mouse. And it is! You can navigate through lists with arrow keys and execute any item with Enter. Here is the full list of supported shortcuts inside the Toolbox App.

Ctrl+Tab (⌘← and ⌘→) Switch between Projects and Tools panels
Alt+Enter Show context menu
Ctrl+H (⌘H) Hide available tools
Ctrl+R (⌘R) Check for updates
Ctrl+U (⌘U) Update all
Ctrl+T (⌘T) Update Toolbox App
Ctrl+Comma (⌘,) Open Toolbox App Settings

Collapsible tools list

You can now collapse the list of available tools. This is an improvement many users asked for.


Better ReSharper and Visual Studio 2017 support

Toolbox App now correctly detects Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (except listing recent solutions, see known issue). Thanks to the updated ReSharper Ultimate installer it now better integrates with all installed Visual Studio versions when invoked from Toolbox App.

We encourage you to try it and let us know how it works for you.

Animated icon

The tray (or menu bar) icon animation indicates now when Toolbox App is active downloading or installing the updates.


Anonymous usage statistics

After your feedback, usage statistics is the second most invaluable tool for us for improving our products. With this build we’ve added anonymous usage statistics collection to the Toolbox App. The data we collect is not associated with you or your JetBrains account; it doesn’t include any personal information like project names or paths. Of course, Toolbox App will ask your permission to collect these statistics on the first start, and you can revoke your consent in Settings at any time.

Bug fixes and smaller improvements

Many integration issues with different Linux environments are fixed in this release. We want to thank our users for the valuable feedback!

Full changelog can be found here.

Of course, all changes from previously released 1.1 and 1.2 updates are included too. Most notable bugs squashed in those builds are app crashes in different environments, incorrect window scaling, and JetBrains Account login issues. Logout button absent in 1.0 has also been added to Settings screen earlier. Windows and Linux users with touch screens can now benefit from them in Toolbox App too.

Update now from the app or download it from its homepage.

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12 Responses to JetBrains Toolbox App 1.3 is here

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    John says:

    May 22, 2017

    This update won’t run on Arch. The last version does run with a .toolboxrc file pointing to openssl 1.0 compat libraries. This one seems to ignore that directive. Error I’m getting:

    share/jetbrains-toolbox/jetbrains-toolbox: relocation error: /usr/lib/openssl-1.0/ symbol EVP_idea_cbc, version OPENSSL_1.0.2d not defined in file with link time reference

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      John says:

      May 22, 2017

      NEVERMIND!!! I no longer need the .toolboxrc file. I deleted it and the JetBrains Toolbox App 1.3 update works flawlessly.

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    goniz says:

    May 22, 2017

    Is it possible to run the toolbox app in an offline environment while pointing toolbox at an on premise server?

    Asking for a friend.

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      Victor Kropp says:

      May 23, 2017

      It is not supported yet due to potential security issues. We are considering possible options here.

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    Kirill Rakhman says:

    May 23, 2017

    Sadly, big regression here:

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      Victor Kropp says:

      May 23, 2017

      Ouch, that’s not how it is intended to be. Sorry for the inconvenience!
      I’ve fixed the bug and added a unit test to prevent such issues in the future. We will do our best to release updated build as soon as possible.

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    Thomas Glaser says:

    May 23, 2017

    Yay for fixing that pesky SSL bug. Now I can finally update my tools again 🙂

    One small suggestion: It would be awesome to get a direct link to release notes before/after updating an application.

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    Benjamin says:

    August 15, 2017

    Hey Victor,

    I can install the toolbox, but it doesn’t open. I’m on Ubuntu 16.04, and when I click the toolbar icon and click on any of the menu options, nothing happens. I also can’t find a log file in my home directory. Any help would be appreciated.

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      Victor Kropp says:

      August 16, 2017

      Hi Benjamin,

      the log file is in ~/.local/share/JetBrains/Toolbox/logs/log.txt
      Could you please create a bug report at and attach the log file there. Without logs I have no idea what is going wrong with your installation, sorry.

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    Stefano says:

    September 4, 2017

    It should be nice to introduce the feature that allows to download software without install it.

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    Pavel says:

    February 20, 2020

    Hi guys!

    It will be killer feature to open searh toolbox panel by hotkey.

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      Pavel says:

      February 20, 2020

      Sorry, I found it