How to install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux Desktop

In this tutorial we will be installing the IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop.

IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment written in Java for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains, and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition. Both can be used for commercial development.. Reference:

In this tutorial you will learn:

IntelliJ IDEA 3D creation suite on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software IntelliJ IDEA
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

IntelliJ IDEA installation on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

Install IntelliJ IDEA from command line

  1. Start by opening a terminal window and execution of the bellow apt command. Select your preferred version to install:
    $ sudo snap install intellij-idea-community --classic
    $ sudo snap install intellij-idea-ultimate --classic
    $ sudo snap install intellij-idea-educational --classic

    All done.

  2. You can start the IntelliJ IDEA using the below command:
    $ intellij-idea-community
    $ intellij-idea-ultimate
    $ intellij-idea-educational

Install IntelliJ IDEA using graphical user interface

  1. Open software application

    Use top left Activities menu to open the Software application.

  2. search for intellij

    Search for intellij application. Select your preferred IntelliJ IDEA version to install.

  3. IntelliJ IDEA installation

    To begin the installation press the Install button.

  4. Enter your username and password

    Enter your username and password. Your user needs to belong to sudo administrative group.

  5. Start the IntelliJ IDEA application

    Start the IntelliJ IDEA application. Follow the wizard to perform the initial settings.

  6. start a new project or import your existing project

    At this point you should be ready to start a new project or import your existing project.