I am having an issue with keeping the Intellij IDEA app on my dock. It's the same with google-chrome but I haven't found any easy way to get rid of it. Whenever I open up the application, a blurry second icon pops up, just like the google-chrome icon issue. If anybody could help me, that would be amazing. Thank you!

The desktop file for this app is in /usr/share/applications/jetbrains-idea.desktop

The content is:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Intellij IDEA
Exec="/opt/idea-IU-141.1532.4/bin/idea.sh" %f
Comment=Develop with pleasure!

Also tried putting a copy into ~/.local/share/applications but did not change anything. Thanks in advance

  • Sounds the like the desktop file needs to have the correct Window class, and it isn't currently matching. I'm not 100% sure how to find the Window class from the command line so I'll have to look that up and see if I can find you a fix that won't require installing anything else.
    – RolandiXor
    Aug 12, 2015 at 1:37

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For some reason deleting the StartupWMClass=jetbrains-idea from /usr/share/applications and having the .desktop file with StartupWMClass=jetbrains-idea at ~/.local/share/applications did the trick.


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