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Using the plugin

To start using the plugin:

  1. Click Genymotion plugin button from the Android Studio toolbar.
    The following window opens:
    "Android Studio Preferences"  window
  2. Browse for the Genymotion application installation directory:
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\Genymobile\Genymotion
    • macOS: /Applications/
    • Linux: /home/<user>/genymotion
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click Genymotion plugin button to open the Genymotion Device Manager window:
    "Genymotion Device Manager" window
    From this window, you can perform the following actions:
    • Create a new virtual device using New;
      This automatically starts the Genymotion creation wizard.
    • Start a virtual device using Start;
    • Refresh the list of virtual devices using Refresh.

The virtual device activation status is displayed in the Status column. Values can be:

  • Off: the virtual device is deactivated;
  • Paused: the virtual device has been started and paused.
    The Restart action gets back to the exact same state;
  • On: the virtual device is activated, but not connected to ADB.
    It means that you cannot select this virtual device in the Choose Device window of the ADB plugin.