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
Create Desktop Entry in top menu of IDE.
Try changing the two below lines in the file
Icon=/home/$USER/Downloads/PhpStorm-138.2000.2262/bin/webide.png Exec="/home/$USER/Downloads/PhpStorm-138.2000.2262/bin/phpstorm.sh" %f
Tools-> "Create Desktop Entry"
By far the easiest solution is to open PhpStorm, where it will show in the launcher. Then right click on it in the launcher and select "Lock to Launcher" and your done.
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.
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.