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How to Install IntelliJ IDEA in Ubuntu

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How to Install IntelliJ IDEA IDE on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?


IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) primarily designed for Java application development.

It is designed and developed by JetBrains and available as an Apache licensed.

In this tutorial, we will install this IDE on Ubuntu operating system. It requires some hardware and prerequisites that are given below.



  • 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 1.5 GB hard disk space + at least 1 GB for caches
  • 1024×768 minimum screen resolution


  • OS Linux (64-bit system is recommended)
  • KDE, Gnome or Unity DE desktop
  • Java

IntelliJ IDEA Installation

1) Download IDE

Visit the official site https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download and download IDE as we did in below screen-shot.

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Save the file.

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By default, archive is stored in Download directory.

2) Extract Archive

We use /opt/ directory to store application. This command extract and move IDE to the /opt/ directory.

3) Run Installer

Change directory to the /opt/ and execute the following command.

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It will open a installer that helps to configure IDE. Follow these steps.

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Accept Privacy Policy

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Select trial version, if you don’t have activation keys.

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Accept licensed Agreement

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Select Theme

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Create Desktop Entry

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Specify Path for the Script.

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See, Available plug-ins

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We can also download required plug-ins at the time of installation.

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Click on start button and it will start IDE.

Start IntelliJ IDEA

Well, IntelliJ IDEA has installed successfully, we can access it from the Application Manager as we did below.

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