Cannot start WebStorm on Mac when PhpStorm is already started

I remember that when I first installed WebStorm it's asked me where I would like to keep the preferences or something of this sort. Well I though I would use the same directory used by PhpStorm. Now when I want to open both of them, I can't. I can run only one of them at a time. How can I fix this?

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Hi there,

Why  do you need to run them both at the same time?

1) PhpStorm = WebStorm + PHP support; they share the same code base and when running using the same ids etc
2) They both using the same configuration/data/index/cache/etc locations (if they both from the same version, of course)

http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WI-13592

I remember that when I first installed WebStorm it's asked me where I would like to keep the preferences or something of this sort.

No -- it asked if you want to import your settings from previous version (if you have it, of course)

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I need to run them both because I have a PHP project to debug in PhpStorm and a Node.js app to work on in WebStorm. I don't understand why would these completely independent programs have problem running together.

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I need to run them both because I have a PHP project to debug in PhpStorm and a Node.js app to work on in WebStorm.

You can install Node.js support in PhpStorm (it's just a plugin) and work with it there ...

I don't understand why would these completely independent programs have problem running together.

Because originally they were not designed to run together at the same time, because PhpStorm = WebStorm + PHP  and you have to choose one of them.

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All right. Thanks.

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