To start IntelliJ IDEA on Windows operating system, follow the steps outlined in this tutorial. There are many ways to launch the IDE.
During the installation, we can select the option to create a Desktop shortcut for the IDE.
Double-click on the IntelliJ IDEA desktop shortcut to start the IDE.
We can create file associations with *.java files on the machine. So that, we can open the Java files with the IntelliJ IDEA tool. During the installation, we can select the option to create file association with *.java, *.groovy files.
Double-click on the Java source files, and groovy files will launch the IntelliJ IDEA tool.
Click on the Search icon in the Taskbar. Search for IntelliJ IDEA in the search bar. This will display the App link in the search result. Click on the IntelliJ IDEA App search result to launch the tool.
Click on the Taskbar pinned IntelliJ icon to start the tool. For easy access, we can pin the IntelliJ IDEA shortcut to the Windows Taskbar.
Choose Pin to taskbar link in the Search result for the IntelliJ App.
Browse the IntelliJ IDEA installation folder path. Run the idea64.exe from the installation bin folder.
The default install destination folder path would be:
Program Files\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition <version>\bin
Program Files (x86)\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition <version>\bin
This will launch the tool. This approach will be useful when the desktop icon or the taskbar icon is not present. We can also create a shortcut on the Desktop.
IntelliJ IDEA Tutorials
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