For some reason, the “Open with Atom” option doesn’t appear anymore when I right click a file in Windows 10. Maybe CCleaner messed something up? I’m not sure. The problem is, I can’t seem to get it back. I tried uninstalling Atom and reinstalling, and that didn’t work. I also tried running this registry edit script before reinstalling, and that didn’t work either: https://github.com/Zren/atom-windows-context-menu/blob/master/assets/uninstall.reg. I really liked that feature, so does anyone know how to get it back?
In Atom, open Settings and click on System. You’ll see checkboxes to enable it. This was a change in 1.10.1, and it messed things up for some people.
Okay, thanks! Didn’t realize it was in the settings.
It wasn’t until just recently.
thanks man this worked perfectly.
I don’t seem to have ‘system settings’ in my version of Atom (Mac 1.23.3). Have these options moved somewhere else?
@samFredLumley I don’t believe Atom for macOS supports context menu integration. The System menu is currently Windows-only because it doesn’t do anything on other platforms.
Cheers for the reply. Will try to find a solution for Mac
On mac, I set up a service using
Automator, create a new document. A popup will appear, with
Service, etc. as the templates. Pick
Service receive selected entry, select
files or folders
in entry, select
Now, on the left hand side type
open finder items in the search box. Drag the entry to the right hand side workflow.
Open with entry, choose
Now save the new service, and it will be in effect the next time you right click a file or folder in Finder. Simply expand the
Services group at the bottom, and select the workflow you made (it will appear as the name you saved it with).
Any services you create are stored in the home directory
~/Library/Services by default. To make it a system wide (all users) service, save it in
Finally, there is a gist that gives a similar method, but uses shell scripting directly in the service. It also gives tips on keyboard shortcuts and decluttering the services menu.
Thanks very much. I’d seen some other suggestions to use automator, but none as clear as this. Did the trick nicely.