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At the moment, only versions for Windows and Linux are available in a portable format.

Common procedure

  1. Go to the Developer portal and enter your credentials.
  2. From the menu on the left, select Developer > Studio.
  3. Select Download for Windows/Download for Linux (Preview).

Windows installation

After the download, extract your files from the folder.

You're now ready to start Studio.

Linux installation


The Linux version is a preview so you may experience instability.

  1. The installation media comes in the form of a compressed TAR archive—a file with .tar.gz extension. Copy it into a suitable working directory, for example, the home directory of your user.
  2. If it doesn't exist, create the root directory for software with this shell command:

    sudo mkdir /opt/ 
  3. Extract the contents of the archive with this shell command:

    sudo tar xzf compressedtarfilepath -C /opt/

    where compressedtarfilepath is the path of the compressed TAR file.

  4. The tar command creates a sub-directory inside /opt/ The name of this sub-directory depends on the version of the installation media and has the following structure:


    where version is the version of the IntelliJ platform Studio is based upon.

    Change the current directory to the bin directory contained in that sub-directory, for example:

    cd /opt/    

You're now ready to start Studio.