From the root directory of your project you have multiple sub-commands available. Run clickable --help to list them all. clickable <cmd> --help explains a single command in detail. Some of the most common ones are explained below.

A pure clickable call is equivalent to clickable chain.

clickable chain

Chains multiple commands that can be specified. The default chain can be configured via the default field. The default chain itself defaults to build install launch.

A clean build can be enforced by running clickable chain --clean.

clickable desktop

Compile and run the app on the desktop. Accepts the same arguments as the build command plus some desktop mode specific ones.

Note: ArchLinux user might need to run xhost +local:clickable before using desktop mode.

Run clickable desktop --verbose to show the executed docker command.

Run clickable desktop --dark-mode to set the dark mode preference.

Run clickable desktop --lang <language code>_<country code> (for example, fr_FR) to test using a different language.

The env var CLICKABLE_DESKTOP_MODE is set in desktop mode.

clickable desktop --nvidia

clickable checks automatically if nvidia-drivers are installed and turns on nvidia mode. If prime-select is installed, it is queried to check whether the nvidia-driver is actually in use. The --nvidia flag lets you manually enforce nvidia mode. The --no-nvidia flag in contrast lets you disable automatic detection.

Depending on your docker version, the docker execution will change and you need to provide additional system requirements:

docker < 19.03 system requirements

  • nvidia-modprobe
  • nvidia-docker

On Ubuntu, install these requirements using apt install nvidia-modprobe nvidia-docker.

docker >= 19.03 system requirements

  • nvidia-container-toolkit

On Ubuntu, install these requirements using apt install nvidia-container-toolkit.

To be able to install the nvidia-container-toolkit you have to perform the following commands (as mentioned on

As root:

curl -s -L | apt-key add -

curl -s -L > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nvidia-docker.list

apt update

apt -y install nvidia-container-toolkit

systemctl restart docker

Run clickable with the --verbose flag to see the executed command for your system.

clickable ide <custom_command>

Will run custom_command inside ide container wrapper. e.g. Launch qtcreator: clickable ide qtcreator.

clickable ci <custom_command>

Will run custom_command inside a Clickable CI container.

clickable create

Generate a new app from a list of app template options.

clickable create <app template name>

Generate a new app from an app template by name.

clickable shell

Opens a shell on the device via ssh. This is similar to the phablet-shell command.

clickable clean

Cleans out the app build dir. Can by applied to libraries by appending --libs.

clickable build

Builds the project using the specified builder, build dir, and build commands. Then it takes the built files and compiles them into a click package (you can find it in the build dir).

Set the manifest architecture field to @CLICK_ARCH@ and the framework field to @CLICK_FRAMEWORK@ to have Clickable replace them with the appropriate values.

clickable build --libs

Builds libraries specified in the project config.

clickable build --output=/path/to/some/diretory

Takes the built files and compiles them into a click package, outputting the compiled click to the directory specified by --output.

clickable review

Takes the built click package and runs click-review against it. This allows you to review your click without installing click-review on your computer.

clickable test

Run your test suite in with a virtual screen. By default this runs qmltestrunner, but you can specify a custom command by setting the test property in your project config.

clickable install

Takes a built click package and installs it on a device.

clickable install ./path/to/click/

Installs the specified click package on the device

clickable launch

Launches the app on a device.

clickable launch <app name>

Launches the specified app on a device.

clickable logs

Follow the apps log file on the device.

clickable log

Dumps the apps log file on the device.

clickable publish

Publish your click app to the OpenStore. Check the Getting started doc for more info.

clickable publish "changelog message"

Publish your click app to the OpenStore with a message to add to the changelog.

clickable run "some command"

Runs an arbitrary command in the clickable container. Changes do not persist. This is only meant to inspect the container. Opens a root bash shell if no command is specified.

clickable update

Update the docker images for use with clickable.

clickable no-lock

Turns off the device’s display timeout.

clickable writable-image

Make your Ubuntu Touch device’s rootfs writable. This replaces to old phablet-config writable-image command.

clickable devices

Lists the serial numbers and model names for attached devices. Useful when multiple devices are attached and you need to know what to use for the -s argument.

clickable script <custom command>

Runs a custom command specified in the “scripts” config

clickable <any command> --container-mode

Runs all builds commands on the current machine and not in a container. This is useful from running clickable from within a container.

clickable <any command> --verbose

Have Clickable print out debug information about whatever command(s) are being run.

clickable <any command> --ssh <ip address>

Run a command with a device over ssh rather than the default adb.