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Trying to install first app...

Postby silas2 » 2019-10-17 13:49

(I'm using Gnome)
I download phpstorm to /home/silas/bin/PhpStorm-192.6817.20
I'd like a desktop shortcut so I create a file in /usr/share/applications/phpstorm.desktop containing:
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[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=JetBrains PhpStorm
Exec=/home/silas/bin/PhpStorm-192.6817.20/bin %f
Icon=/home/silas/bin/PhpStorm-192.6817.20/bin/phpstorm.png
Comment=Develop with pleasure!
Categories=Development;IDE;
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
StartupWMClass=jetbrains-phpstorm

BTW i notice there're loads of .desktopfiles but my desktop is blank....?
Anyway, I can't seem to workout how to invoke this desktop file? If i click Activities, and type some search terms Phpstorm isn't listed..?
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Re: Trying to install first app...

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-10-17 16:11

silas2 wrote:my desktop is blank

The GNOME developers have removed the option for folders on the desktop. Which is nice.

silas2 wrote:If i click Activities, and type some search terms Phpstorm isn't listed..?

You have named it "JetBrains PhpStorm" so try searching for that.
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Re: Trying to install first app...

Postby silas2 » 2019-10-17 16:46

No luck with the JetBrains either.....

What can i have done wrong? Is it file permissions?
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Re: Trying to install first app...

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-10-17 16:51

silas2 wrote:Is it file permissions?

Difficult to tell without knowing them :D

User-specific applications should have a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications but /usr/share should also work :?
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Re: Trying to install first app...

Postby silas2 » 2019-10-17 17:05

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 304 Oct 17 15:22 phpstorm.desktop
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Re: Trying to install first app...

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-10-17 17:16

That looks fine to me, no idea why it's not working for you.
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Re: Trying to install first app...

Postby silas2 » 2019-10-17 17:34

Am i looking for it correctly? I click Activities in top left of screen, then I get a centered box saying 'Type to search , i type Jetbrains there...nothing...

Is there another way to invoke these apps?
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Re: Trying to install first app...

Postby arochester » 2019-10-17 17:56

If you open a Terminal and input
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phpstorm
what happens? Do you get an error message?

https://www.jetbrains.com/help/phpstorm ... guide.html


It's available as a Snap
https://snapcraft.io/phpstorm
https://blog.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/201 ... ith-snaps/


It's available for a 30-day evaluation. When did you install it?
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Re: Trying to install first app...

Postby silas2 » 2019-10-18 10:54

Thanks for your help. I ran the command /path/phpstorm.sh and phpstorm actually has the 'shortcut creation' code as part of its 'first run' procedure.
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