Qt Creator 4.15 Beta released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.15 Beta!


We added a locator filter for opening files from anywhere on your disk. This locator filter was already available on macOS using Spotlight. Now it also is available on Linux and Windows, and can be configured to use any external command line tool that returns a list of files. The default setting is using "locate" on Linux and "everything" on Windows.

Sometimes it is difficult to configure the environment variables that are set when Qt Creator is run, which in turn affects external tools run from Qt Creator. We added a global option for this in Tools > Options > Environment > System > Environment. This adapts the system environment which is then further modified by the kit environment, the build environment, and the run environment.


Please see our change log for the long list of fixes that were done for the C++ support. I'll just mention here that you now can filter the result of searching symbol usages by access type.

The QML editor can handle inline components now, and received some more fixes for advanced JavaScript features.

We simplified the configuration of a Java language server, and generally improved support for it.


We fixed several issues that made it hard to configure CMake projects that have special prerequisites to successfully parse at all. Aside from multiple other fixes, Qt 6-based CMake projects can now also target iOS.

We added basic support for "ctest" as well.

There is a new option for running applications as root from Qt Creator.

Please check our change log for a more complete list of improvements.

Get Qt Creator 4.15 Beta

The opensource version is available on the Qt download page under "Pre-releases", and you find commercially licensed packages on the Qt Account Portal. Qt Creator 4.15 Beta is also available under Preview > Qt Creator 4.15.0-beta1 in the online installer. Please post issues in our bug tracker. You can also find us on IRC on #qt-creator on chat.freenode.net, and on the Qt Creator mailing list.

You can read the Qt Creator Manual in Qt Creator in the Help mode or access it online in the Qt documentation portal.

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