I used Ubuntu 14.04, As I have to open Terminal and Drag-n-Drop studio.sh to open Android Studio every time.

Is there any other simple way to open it.

I thought to create script file and by clicking on that file open Android Studio Automatically.

Any Help?


2 Answers 2


To run Android Studio by double clicking on its icon, you will need to create a .desktop file for it:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Android Studio
Comment=Android Studio script

Save the above as a file on your Desktop with a .desktop extension.

For first time it will give warning to trust on android studio.

I hope it helps.

  • Nice Answer, I have change permission as executable file after creating it. Feb 17, 2016 at 5:44
  • I have one problem now that icon is not showing me on desktop but when I open desktop as folder, its displaying. Feb 17, 2016 at 5:45

I found best solution as I think:

Android Studio gives the functionality to create Command Line Launcher and Desktop Entry:

To Create Command Line Launcher:

  • Go To Tools menu -> Select Create Command Line Launcher -> Enter your Password
  • It will create one launcher file on this location: /home/.AndroidStudio1.5/system/tmp
  • Simply it will also run like drag-n-drop on terminal.

To Create Desktop Launcher:

  • Click on Create Desktop Entry.. from Tools menu.

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  • It will be prompt for password, enter password of your current login.

  • Finally it will be display notification in Android Studio screen like:

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  • You can see in Applications => Programming => Android Studio, and you may see on desktop also after restarting system.

Thank you. :)

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