I want to make pycharm ide default for all .py files in ubuntu 14.04. I have extracted the tar.gz file in my home directory but every time i have to run pycharm i have to go over to the bin subdirectory and run the pycharm.sh script.

is there any way to make it default application for .py files. As in Right click->Open with Pycharm ?

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Yes, this is possible. Follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the file, then choose Properties.
  2. Click on the Open With tab on the Properties menu.
  3. Select PyCharm from the list of applications, then click Set as default.

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