I'm trying to install JetBrains Toolbox 1.6.2914 on Ubuntu 17.10

I extracted the tar.gz archive into /opt directory and I can correctly launch the application using terminal (or double clicking on the executable icon).

But I cannot find it in Gnome application menu. And the application is not even launched a system startup.

How can I properly install Toolbox on my machine?


If you launch the Toolbox application once you can click the icon in the top bar and go to settings and you'll see a check box to set it to launch at startup. To get the application to show up in the application menu, you need to have a .desktop file for it (mine is in ~./local/share/applications), I'm not entirely sure how mine arrived there, but I've put it below. You'll want to replace <username> with your actual username, and you may want to comment out the Icon line because you may not have that file.

[Desktop Entry]
Name=JetBrains Toolbox
Exec=/home/<username>/.local/share/JetBrains/Toolbox/bin/jetbrains-toolbox %u
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    With Toolbok 1.8.3678 this seems not necessary and it is automatically created on first start. – ozOli Apr 6 '18 at 8:15

With Toolbox 1.8.3678+, it is automatically created on the first start. So you just need to put it somewhere and open it.

Based on the comment on the accepted answer.

  • It would be nice if they wrote something to stdout. – nelsonjchen Jan 3 '19 at 9:54

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