Edit: Doh. I just noticed in the Welcome screen (for IDEA and PyCharm) that "Create Desktop Entry" is an option.
I recently installed the SmartGit/Hg client from Syntevo and noticed they included two scripts in the bin directory:
which add/remove a Desktop menu item, under the Programming category.
I have adapted these two scripts to do the same for Intellij IDEA. They are attached to this post.
I have also attached a screenshot to show you the result.
- Copy the two attached scripts to the /path/to/your/intellij-idea/bin directory
- cd /path/to/your/intellij-idea/bin
- chmod +x *menuitem.sh
- cp idea.png jetbrains-idea.png
Note: the xdg* programs (in the script) require a "vendor" prefix (unless you specify "--novendor"). That's why I've added "jetbrains-" where required.
Note: tested on LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon x64