Desktop Shortcuts for Projects?


#1

Hi all,

Been using Atom for a while and very impressed. But usually I will have five or six projects on the go at a time, and Atom’s default behaviour when it starts up is to open up the most recently close project window.

Something I would really love is an option to stick a handful of shortcuts on my desktop so that when I open them Atom opens to the related project rather than the most recently closed one. Alternatively, a single Atom shortcut that opens up with a dashboard showing all my projects (or projects which I’ve previously pinned to it).

Anyone know of anything that would enable this kind of behaviour?

Thanks


#2

You haven’t stated which operating system you’re using, so there’s no universal answer.

On Windows its trivial to add parameters to a shortcut.

  1. Create a shortcut to Atom and place it on your Desktop
  2. Right click the shortcut, select Properties
  3. Append the project-path to the contents of the Target field

On macOS it’s probably easiest to create an Automator workflow that runs a shell script.

On Linux it will depend on your window manager. I’m sure you’ll find hundreds of websites explaining the process.