Ubuntu – Desktop shortcut and lock to launcher for phpstorm failed to launch program


I have just installed phpstorm, phpstorm can be opened via command line but I can't open the program via launcher or desktop shortcut and nothing error shown.

– My phpstorm.desktop code :

[Desktop Entry]

– For launcher shortcut, I created it through phpstorm menu

Tools > create desktop entry

Still no luck, the launcher failed to open the program.

– This is how I run program via terminal :


– Fyi: if I run it via command line, I got this deprecate message :

Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM warning: ignoring option MaxPermSize=250m;
support was removed in 8.0

But phpstorm still can be opened successfully.

– I installed JRE on :


Best Answer

I don't know if you ever got this to work, but the issue I'm almost certain was this:

The command you are executing should be:

/bin/bash /home/mockie/softwares/PhpStorm-133.982/bin/phpstorm.sh