README.md won't open in editing window Follow
Rolling back to WebStorm 2020.4 I find myself unable to open `README.md` at all. Other files open, can be edited, normal behavior. In the case of `README.md`, however, although the filename appears in the "breadcrumbs" bar, the contents never appear in their own editing tab.
This is not the same problem as https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360010516440-Can-t-edit-README-md , I am aware of how to toggle between Markdown states. The file does not open at all.
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For anyone else who stumbles into this.
It's not possible to remove the Markdown plugin as it's bundled. I had to disable the plugin. This caused the application to freeze, and I had to Force Quit it. After two goes the plugin was disabled and I was able to open the `README.md` file. I was cheerfully reminded that a plugin was available, which I enabled. Doing so did not reactivate the three state editor so I had to restart the application a third time.
What IDE version do you use? Does the issue persist on re-activating the plugin? If it does, please share the log folder zipped (Help > Collect logs and Diagnostic Data)
Elena, the opening five words in my original post say that I'm using Webstorm 2020.4.
My followup post answers your other questions.
I'm having this same issue with IntelliJ ultimate:
IntelliJ IDEA 2022.1.4 (Ultimate Edition)
Build #IU-221.6008.13, built on July 19, 2022
Licensed to ***
Runtime version: 11.0.15+10-b2043.56 amd64
VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o.
Jenkins Plugin 0.13.15-2021.2
GC: G1 Young Generation, G1 Old Generation
Jenkins Control Plugin (0.13.15-2021.2)
JSTestDriver Plugin (202.5)
Current Desktop: GNOME
Disabling the markup plugin allowed me to open the file. I've had a similar issue with the OpenAPI plugin. If the plugin is enabled, I can't open the OpenAPI yaml files.