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I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit ... I have installed XAMPP and Netbeans 7.2 IDE. The problem is I can't open any PHP file using Netbeans IDE and when I click "open with" I can't find Netbeans within the displayed app

How to set Netbeans 7.2 as my default PHP files IDE?

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I don't know if this is the perfect way but it works fine:

  1. I assume you installed Netbeans manually so you will have to create a .desktop file like this:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=<program name maybe Netbeans 7>
    Exec=<then command to run program maybe /opt/netbeans/run.sh or some thing so > %U
    Type=Application
    

    This is the essential information, you can add more details such Icon and categories later.

    NOTE: the %U is very important after the Exec command without it the application won't appear in other applications list.

  2. After that, put the file in /usr/share/applications/ (need root privileges) and it should appear in the Dash when you type the name.

  3. Now go to any .php file, right click on it and choose properties -> open with -> show other application -> select your app.

  4. Enjoy coding!

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at the first i just wanna thank you , but would you tell me how to do what you told me above in steps ? i'm new to ubuntu :D, thank you again –  user2065802 Feb 12 '13 at 23:11
    
the answer is really helpful. But I've a question, why do I have to make a desktop entry? Its been already available in Dash when I search. –  Mohammad Faisal Jan 28 at 7:16

You can find the tutorial "How to set netbeans as default PHP IDE on ubuntu" at This page http://www.phpides.com/news/php-ide/how-to-set-netbeans-as-default-php-ide-on-ubuntu It is from http://netbeans.org/kb/docs/php/configure-php-environment-ubuntu.html

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thank you for your comment. –  user2050989 Feb 14 '13 at 1:01

After installing Netbeans open terminal and write sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/defaults.list write the below code application/x-php=netbeans-7.3.desktop and save the file. that's all and enjoy.

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