Using GitHub Copilot

The Copilot plugin (disabled by default) integrates GitHub Copilot into Qt Creator. You can view suggestions from Copilot in the Edit mode.

Note: If you enable the Copilot plugin, you must agree with and abide by the GitHub terms of use. It is your responsibility to know and accept the requirements and parameters of using Copilot, such as ensuring you have the rights to grant it access to your code. Also, you must understand the implications of using it and the suggestions it produces, such as code copyright and accuracy.


To use the Copilot plugin, you need:

Enabling the Copilot Plugin

To enable the Copilot plugin:

  1. Select Help > About Plugins > Utilities > Copilot to enable the plugin.
  2. Select Restart Now to restart Qt Creator and load the plugin.

Setting Copilot Preferences

To set preferences for using Copilot:

  1. Select Edit > Preferences > Copilot.

    {Copilot tab in Preferences}

  2. Select the Enable Copilot check box to use Copilot.
  3. Select Sign In to sign into your subscription, activate your device, and authorize the GitHub Copilot plugin.

    The button turns into a Sign Out button.

  4. In the Node.js path field, enter the full path to the Node.js executable.
  5. In the Path to agent.js field, enter the path to agent.js in the Copilot Neovim plugin.
  6. Select the Request completions automatically checkbox to receive suggestions for the current text cursor position when you make changes.

Receiving Suggestions

When you write code in the Edit mode and Request completions automatically is enabled, Copilot automatically makes suggestions when you type.

To manually request a suggestion at the current editor's cursor position, select Request Copilot Suggestion in the context menu.

Hover the mouse over a suggestion to show a toolbar with and buttons for cycling between Copilot suggestions.

To apply a suggestion as a whole, select Apply or press the Tab key.

To apply a suggestion word-by-word, select Apply Word or press Alt+Right.

To reject a suggestion, press Esc or the arrow keys.

Enabling and Disabling Suggestions

You can enable and disable the Copilot suggestions either globally for all projects or at project level for a particular project.

To enable or disable Copilot suggestions globally, select the (Toggle Copilot) button. This also sets the value of the Enable Copilot check box in Edit > Preferences accordingly.

To enable or disable Copilot suggestions for a particular project, select Projects > Project Settings > Copilot, and then select or deselect the Enable Copilot check box.

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