WebStorm 2020.1 Release Candidate Is Here

Ekaterina Ryabukha

With the release date quickly approaching, we’re ready to announce the release candidate (RC) for WebStorm 2020.1! Unlike previous EAP builds, this RC requires you to have an active WebStorm license. If you don’t have one, you’ll receive a 30-day free trial.


Let’s take a brief look at the major improvements available in the RC version of WebStorm 2020.1.

  • New default editor font: Starting with v2020.1, WebStorm comes with JetBrains Mono selected by default, with the option to set a font of your choice.
  • More helpful quick documentation: The Documentation popup is now shown when you hover over a symbol. This helps you find information about specific symbols faster. For JavaScript and TypeScript, the popup contains details about the type and visibility of the symbol, as well as where that symbol is defined.
  • Zen mode for focused coding: The new Zen mode combines the Distraction Free mode and the Full Screen mode. Use it whenever you want to focus completely on your code.
  • Improved Vue support: As Vue.js is becoming increasingly popular, we want WebStorm to be the most helpful IDE for working with it. In this release, we’ve added support for the Vuex library and the Composition API from Vue 3.
  • Running Prettier on save: With the new Run on save for files option, WebStorm will apply Prettier formatting to all files specified in the IDE settings and edited in the project as soon as you save those files.
  • Bundled spell checker: WebStorm 2020.1 comes bundled with Grazie, our spelling, grammar, and style checking tool. This will help you avoid grammar mistakes when adding comments, commit messages, and various language constructs.
  • Simplified commit rebasing process: In WebStorm 2020.1, you’ll find a reworked, more interactive version of the Rebasing Commits dialog that opens when you click the Interactively Rebase from Here action.
  • Using WebStorm for quick editing: With the new LightEdit mode, you can open a file in a text-like editor window without creating or loading a project.

To learn more about what else has been implemented in WebStorm 2020.1, check out our previous EAP blog posts.

Please report any issues on our issue tracker, and stay tuned for the upcoming release announcement!

The WebStorm team

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7 Responses to WebStorm 2020.1 Release Candidate Is Here

  1. ABN says:

    April 2, 2020

    Hey, I just downloaded this version. On the download page it is showing ‘No subscription required’. But when I opened Webstorm, it gave the subscription window and went to evaluation mode. When i go to Help -> About, it shows the following –
    Build #WS-201.6668.68
    Licenced to Webstorm Evaluator
    Expiration Date: May 2, 2020

    • Ekaterina Ryabukha says:

      April 2, 2020

      Hi, this behavior is expected because all RC builds require you to have an active IDE license. If you don’t have it, you’ll get an option to start a 30-day trial. We’ll reflect it on the website too, sorry for the confusion!

  2. Simen Bekkhus says:

    April 6, 2020

    Congrats on the RC release

    In the roadmap post (https://blog.jetbrains.com/webstorm/2019/12/webstorm-2020-1-roadmap/) you said 2020.1 would include support for both Prettier and ESLint “run on save” – has ESLint been scoped out? If yes, any issue I can subscribe to which tracks it? Is it https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WEB-24452? Also, any timeline on it?

    • Ekaterina Ryabukha says:

      April 6, 2020

      Thanks! We still plan to implement ESLint on save. If nothing changes, it’s going to be added to one of the 2020.1 bug-fix updates. Please monitor that issue for updates and stay tuned for the announcements in our blog.

      • Simen Bekkhus says:

        April 6, 2020

        Wonderful, thanks for the reply!

  3. Vladimir Djurdjevic says:

    April 7, 2020

    When we can expect a realease? Is it going to happen any time soon?
    This version has TypeScript code suggestions fixed, so I am switching from VSCode as soon it gets released.

    • Ekaterina Ryabukha says:

      April 7, 2020

      We’ve just released WebStorm 2020.1, you can find more information in this blog post: https://blog.jetbrains.com/webstorm/2020/04/webstorm-2020-1/. And, of course, you can already download it from our website or using the Toolbox app.

      Could you also clarify what problems you had with TypeScript code suggestions, please?