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I am using freya. I have installed Android Studio. I don't find it in application menu. Every time I have to use studio.sh manually.

How can I launch it directly from app menu and from terminal ?

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To launch from Applications menu

Option 1:

  • First Open Android Studio

  • Select "Configure"

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  • Click on "Create Desktop Entry"

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Now you can launch it from applications menu.


Option 2:

Creating .desktop file.

Open terminal and run:

nano /usr/share/applications/jetbrains-studio.desktop

Copy paste the following lines:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Android Studio
Icon=/path/to/android-studio/bin/studio.png
Exec="/path/to/android-studio/bin/studio.sh" %f
Comment=Develop with pleasure!
Categories=Development;IDE;
Terminal=false
StartupWMClass=jetbrains-studio

Note: Replace /path/to with exact path.


To launch from terminal:

You have to just create a symlink. Create it in /usr/local/bin. All you need is to run the command:

The general syntax is:

sudo ln -s /full/path/to/your/file /usr/local/bin/name_of_new_command

The command: (After replacing correct path)

sudo ln -s ~/android-studio/bin/studio.sh /usr/local/bin/studio

Now open terminal and run studio to launch.

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For starting it in Terminal, you can use the path to Android-studio's launcher filesystem: .../usr/local/android-studio/bin/studio.sh

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