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?
Use IDE to create launcher. Open Tools -> Create Desktop Entry...
You need to create a application launcher first.
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
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=1.0 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
You do not need to do anything. Just run PhpStorm/PyCharm for the first time from a command line with
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.
On KDE Plasma 5.17.14, I had to create a new Item in the menu.
Right-click on the application launchermenu, clickEdit Applications...to start KMenuEdit.
In the Development group, right-click and "add a new item", enter PHPStorm for example. Then Ok.
With this item selected, on the right part on the window, update the "command" field with "path/to/phpstormFolder/bin/phpstorm.sh"
Click on the icon on right in order to set the application icon: Other Icon, browse and put : "path/to/phpstormFolder/bin/phpstorm.png"
File/save. If you find any issue with writing the .menu file, check the permissions of /home/"your_user"/.config/menus
It's done, you can access the launcher in the usual Appliocations launcher.
If you want to get it the task bar, in the application launcher, on the PHPStorm entry, richt click and "pin to task Manager"
Late in the party but this might be useful
Step-2: Create a file
sudo touch jetbrains-phpstorm.desktop
sudo vi jetbrains-phpstorm.desktop
Step-4: open new terminal goto folder phpstrom bin folder and enter
for example in my case:
cd ~/Downloads/PhpStorm-213.5744.279/bin && pwd
Step-5: then in vi copy-paste this
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=PhpStorm Icon=<pwd copied path of bin>/phpstorm.png Exec="<pwd copied path of bin>/phpstorm.sh" %f Comment=Develop with pleasure! Categories=Development;IDE; Terminal=false StartupWMClass=jetbrains-phpstorm
<pwd copied path of bin> with the copied path of phpstorm bin in Step-4
to save press the ESC button followed by
any mistake then press the ESC button followed by
As of 2017-12-14, you can install PhpStorm as a snap, either from the Ubuntu Software application, or the command line. See Install PhpStorm with Snaps for details.
This will automatically add a launcher icon to your desktop.