I installed atom using curl, etc., as described under “Debian and Ubuntu (deb/apt)” in the Flight Manual. I can launch atom from a terminal window, but I would like to be able to launch it from an icon. I don’t see any atom icons in the Ubuntu 17.10 “Show Applications”, and when I search for it there, atom does not come up. Basically, I seem to be restricted to using atom from a terminal window.
I’m an old timer and okay with the command line (started doing this stuff with punch cards), but I’ve grown to like icons, etc., over the past 34 years.