Atom Text Editor

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So I have been using Notepad++ for a while, but I went searching for alternatives the other day and found Atom. I’m not a programmer by any means, but I really just “clicked” with this software so I thought I could use a page of notes for myself on this (unless you find anything useful here).

To Resolve:

  1. Install Atom portable at C:\Google\Scripts

  2. Go to Settings and change:

    • Themes = Atom dark for UI and One Light for the text editor
    • System = Register as file handler. I right clicked .txt and .ps1 one files and set Atom as the default viewer for these.
    • Packages = Disable “wrap-guide” to get rid of the vertical line. Installed “language-powershell” so that it can recognize PS input. Installed “highlight-line” and set background color to “153, 255, 153” in style.css file.

    • Editor = Set tab length to 4 spaces.
    • Core = Set “project home” to c:\Google\Scripts
    • Need to learn Keyboard Shortcuts:

      • ctrl + o = opens a file
      • ctrl + shift + o = Opens a directory in the directory tree
      • ctrl + n = for new file
      • ctrl + shift + o = for opening a folder
      • ctrl + t = opens a file in your project
      • ctrl + shift + l = Sets the language (need to find a way to set default)
      • Screenshot: