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- Integrate installations of Web browsers with PhpStorm, activate or deactivate launching Web browsers from PhpStorm.
- Specify whether a browser will be launched by running its executable file or through the default system command.
- Appoint the default PhpStorm browser in which PhpStorm will open HTML files upon request by default, that is, when no browser is specified explicitly.
In this section, specify which browsers will be available for previewing HTML output. The section shows a predefined list of browsers, possibly extended with previously configured custom browser installations. Each browser is presented as a separate table row.PhpStorm is shipped with a predefined list of most popular browsers which you may like to install and use. The items are added to the list in advanced and are not based on the information on actually installed browsers. PhpStorm presumes that you install browsers according to a standard procedure. Based on this assumption, each browser in this predefined list is assigned an alias which stands for the path to its executable file, as PhpStorm supposes it to be. If in your actual browser installation the path to the executable file is different, you need to specify it explicitly in the Path field.
In addition to the predefined browsers, you can configure as many custom browser installations as you need using the controls on the toolbar.
|Active||Select this check box to enable the use the respective browser from PhpStorm. The browser will be added to the context menu of the menu item and its icon will be displayed in the Browsers pop-up toolbar. |
If this check box is cleared, the corresponding browser icon will not appear in the icons toolbar or pop-up menu.
|Name||In this column, specify the browser name.|
|Family||In this column, specify the family to which the browser belongs.|
|Path||In this column, specify the path to the executable. If the browser was installed according to a standard installation procedure, most likely the alias shown in the Path field points at the right location of the executable file. To specify the path explicitly, click in the Path field and choose the actual location of the executable file in the dialog box that opens. In the dialog that opens, choose the path to the executable file of the corresponding browser.|
|Click this button to add a custom browser to the list.|
|Click this button to delete the selected customer browser from the list. Note that you cannot delete the browsers from the predefined list.|
| Click this button to specify a custom profile for Firefox or a browser of the Chrome family. The button is available only when Firefox and Chrome are selected. |
In the Firefox Settings dialog box, specify the Firefox browser profile to use for previewing output:
|Use these buttons to move the selected browser up or down in the list. The order of browsers is important for rendering external resources and previewing files with Web contents.|
|Click this button to create a copy of the selected browser.|
In this section, specify the default PhpStorm browser that will be used by default for rendering external resources and previewing files with Web contents. This browser will be referred to as Default in the context menu when you choose on the main menu or on the context menu of a file.