Run Android Studio after installation (and other programs)

Short answer

You need to run it via the, every time, as that is the startup script.

Long answer

It will not truly 'install'. It is kind of an annoyance for first time users, but it is truly a stand-alone package, it will drop the SDK in your /home and you need the android-studio and jdk1.8.0_45 folders at a fixed location.

First, you need to set the JAVA_HOME path in your /etc/environment or ~/.bashrc configuration to the jdk1.8.0_45 folder before it will run.

After setting your JAVA_HOME, run again and it will boot the IDE. Then at the menu, hit the Configure button then hit Create Desktop Entry. You should now have a start menu icon, and desktop icon which you can easily use.

Next time you boot and create a project it should download the SDK required for building.

Just wanted to let you know that you don't have to run the install every time. Here is how I installed Android Studio, and how I run it from my applications menu.

At the Android Studio start screen below, click on configure then create desktop entry.

Screenshot of start screen

Now you should have a shortcut in your applications menu.

Use these commands in the Terminal

cd /opt/android-studio/bin