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I have PhpStorm on my PC, to launch it I have to go to phpstorm/bin/ and launch phpstorm.sh, how can I pin this to launcher so that I dont have to go into folders every time?

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Use IDE to create launcher. Open Tools -> Create Desktop Entry...

Alternate method:

You need to create a application launcher first.

Installing gnome-panel

 sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel

To create launcher

sudo gnome-desktop-item-edit /usr/share/applications/ --create-new

This will open up a "Create Launcher" window

Type: Application
Name: PhpStorm
Command: /bin/bash path_to/phpstorm.sh
Comment: Any Comment

This will create a launcher file in /usr/share/applications directory. Now double click and open the file.

Once the file is launched. You can see the process in the unity launcher. Right click on the icon in the unity launcher and click "Lock to Launcher"

Alternatively you can create a .desktop file

Found this .desktop file here. I haven't tested it. Try your luck.

[Desktop Entry]                                                                  
Version=4.0.1                                                                   
Type=Application                                                                
Name=JetBrains PhpStorm                                                         
Exec=/opt/PhpStorm/bin/phpstorm.sh %f                                           
Icon=/opt/PhpStorm/bin/webide.png                                               
Comment=Develop with pleasure!                                                  
Categories=Development;IDE;                                                     
Terminal=false                                                                  
StartupNotify=true                                                              
StartupWMClass=jetbrains-phpstorm  
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Thank you very much! :) –  Chelios Nov 22 '12 at 12:30
    
This right here is one of the reasons Linux has such a limited user base. –  Webnet Jun 30 '13 at 0:04
    
@Webnet This right here is an example of someone who has the wrong information. See the other answer. –  Andrew Mao Sep 18 '13 at 22:52

Run "Tools" — "Create Desktop Entry" in top menu of IDE.

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+1 This is far simpler and works perfectly. –  Richard Holloway Feb 5 '13 at 11:50
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Seems not to work in 13.04 :( –  Nathan J. Brauer May 1 '13 at 18:18
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Works for me in 13.04! –  Elte Hupkes Jul 12 '13 at 8:54

You do not need to do anything. Just run PhpStorm/PyCharm for the first time from a command line with

/path/PhpStorm/bin/phpstorm.sh

And after it will start a popup will appear asking you for a password to add it to a launcher. When you will submit your password an ico will appear in the launcher.

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Try changing the two below lines in the file ~/.local/share/applications/jetbrains-phpstorm.desktop

Icon=/home/$USER/Downloads/PhpStorm-138.2000.2262/bin/webide.png
Exec="/home/$USER/Downloads/PhpStorm-138.2000.2262/bin/phpstorm.sh" %f
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