Fixed: broken desktop entry (launcher) for PyCharm in Ubuntu

Sometimes a desktop entry (launcher) for PyCharm gets broken as a result of upgrading your Ubuntu Linux system, or updating PyCharm.


1. remove all copies of the desktop entry from the system
sudo find / -name 'jetbrains-pycharm.desktop' -delete
prettyPrint(); (or skip the -delete option if you want to rm the files manually)

2a. if you lost track of where to manually open PyCharm,
sudo updatedb && locate
prettyPrint(); 2b. open PyCharm manually
prettyPrint(); and use Tools > Create Desktop Entry to create a new, working desktop entry.  The "for all users" option is not necessary unless you really have multiple pycharm users on your system.

3. pin the new desktop entry to the launcher.
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Solution is OK, but it has been 4 years since posting this fix and this bug still occurs each time I install PyCharm on kUbuntu...


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