How to View index.php in Browser

Hi, I am new to PHP Storm and am trying to get started with it.I create a new blank project, then add a php file called index.php.I then add one line of code echo phpinfo();.How do I prevew this in a browser?  The help file says to press alt F2, but this gives me the bookmark window.  I don't see the hover window that is supposed to be available.  I have set the browser in Settings/IDE/Browser.Is there something else I am supposed to do?Greg
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Hi there,

Yes, it is Alt+F2 for preview functionality.

The help file says to press alt F2, but this gives me the bookmark window.

Seems you are using different keymap (Settings | Keymap).

Please check (and use) whataver shortcut you have assigned to "View | Prevew file in..."  (focus must be in Editor window (and not side tool windows) when menu is invoked).
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Thank you very much.I have reset the keyboard to the Default key mappings, so now Alt+F2 maps correctly.However, the View | Preview menu is still greyed out when I try to preview.  I have made sure that the focus is in the editor window.Is there something else I need to do to Preview?
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What version do you use?

As I understand it is 6.0.3.  If so :

  1. Try restarting IDE
  2. Create some html file -- see if this action will be available for that file (from what I see it's not always available for php files)


In any case: if you properly define Deployment entry ("In Place" type should be OK) and mark it as Default; then you will be able to use "View | Open in Browser..." on any file (default browser will be used)

P.S.
Try upcoming v7 (EAP build available now) -- it has been reworked quite a bit in this area so it should work for php files as well

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Thank you soooo much.  Have been struggling with this for days.  I downloaded the new version, and the menu is enabled on php files as well as html files.  The hover toolbar with the browser icons also shows and works.So I can click and see preview the PHP page now.Greg
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