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After using phpbrew to manage my local PHP versions for a while, I got tired of re-compiling PHP after every release and decided to install multiple PHP versions side-by-side with Ondřej Surý's PPA. One of the features I missed from
phpbrew was the ability to run a command like
phpbrew use php-7.2.8 to automatically change the
php command to that version, so I ended up implementing this feature myself using symlinks and shell aliases.
I recently upgraded my system from Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity to Ubuntu 17.10 with Gnome Shell 3. One of the "features" I found annoying was that my IDE PhpStorm was not popping to the front and receiving focus whenever breakpoints were hit. I eventually figured out a solution and wanted to document it in case others were also searching for a solution.
I first confirmed that "Focus application on breakpoint" was indeed enabled in my settings:
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