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Development Tools / updated: December 30, 2014

Fix the PhpStorm Java Error with Yosemite

Have you just upgraded to Yosemite and now when attempting to launch PhpStorm you get this message?


To open “PhpStorm” you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime.

You just need to download Apple JDK 1.6.

JetBrains is not recommending you change the .plist file.

Also it’s worth noting that you need 1.6 as:

Current JDK 1.7 and 1.8 versions have several critical issues. We can’t default to the new JDK version until these issues are resolved.

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