Make sure you have the extension and the application installed!
Included on this page:
You can press CTRL+R/F5 (Windows) or CMD+R (MacOS) on your keyboard too instead of searching for the refresh button.
PreMiD does not work on the browser version of Discord, you must download the app here.
User Settings > Activity Status
Really important. Discord RPC will not work if you run Discord as an administrator.
Many presences (including
SoundCloud) are affected by an extension issue. This issue causes the extension to not grab the default values of settings properly.
To solve this, all you have to do is toggle the topmost setting:
Alt+F4 (Windows) or CMD+Q (MacOS) does a good job too. (You have to start your browser again obviously.)
Press CTRL+R (Windows) or CMD+R (MacOS) on your keyboard or restart Discord manually.
Sometimes antivirus programs and firewalls are blocking applications which are creating/hosting servers or just connecting to the internet. We are using a local server to receive and pass data between our app and extension, so if you block app's ability to pass data, you probably will not be able to use PreMiD.
Disable all your addons and see if it works.
If yes, try to enable your addons step-by-step and tell us which addon broke PreMiD.
I hope you know how to restart a computer.
Sometimes there is something wrong with the files... Tutorials for the installation can be found here.
%appdata% on the file explorer and delete the
~/users/USER/~Library/Application Support/ and delete the
This is a false positive from McAfee and we have reported the issue to them,
for now you can exclude PreMiD from the scan by doing the following steps:
If you do not feel confident taking these steps, feel free to make a ticket in #support and one of our Support Agents will be able to help you out!
> icon before an item with the name "settings.dat".
Don't worry. Press the CTRL+R (Windows) or CMD+R (MacOS) keybind while focused on your Discord window to reload it.
If you have downloaded Discord through Snapcraft, RPC will not work. You have to uninstall the Snapcraft version by executing
sudo snap remove discord on a terminal, download Discord's Linux build (or Discord Canary), then navigating to the directory you downloaded Discord to (usually
$HOME/Downloads), then installing the package using
sudo dpkg -i discord-*.deb.
If AppImage doesn't work, you should consider checking our other packages by this link.
Arch Linux based distros should use AUR (Arch User Repository) package that is named
premid-git (WARNING: This repository builds premid from our source code.). If you don't want to install an AUR manager (yay etc.), you can check out our AppImage that is downloadable from our Linux repository.
Warning: the package in the AUR repository is not maintained by us (as PreMiD organization), but by other people.
You should know that PreMiD binds itself to the port 3020. This is necessary for the Extension and the Application communicate. If PreMiD shows you an error about this port, you should check if something is binded to the 3020 port by running
sudo lsof -i:3020 or
sudo netstat -tnlp | grep :3020 in your terminal. If some process is binded to it you should make sure to free the port and try running
As we stated in our Linux repository, AppImage can't be launched at login. You can add it to autostart manually by doing these steps:
# Required to run as /bin/bash (if you use zsh etc. you can change it.)
# Example: /home/PreMiD/PreMiD*.AppImage
<directory to appimage>/PreMiD*.AppImage
sudo chmod a+x /etc/rc.local.
If you get this error, it means that your account doesn't have Administrator permissions and you need to create folder manually by doing these steps:
PreMiD name (remember about upper-cased letters).
Please create a new post in #support.