Is there any way to use atom without having to use the mouse?
I want to start using atom* but am finding it hard to use nothing but the keyboard (which is kinda strange for an editor that claims to be for this century ). Luckily, atom also claims to be hackable to the core, so I guess creating a
keyboard only atom is possible.
I am willing to stick it out, wash the dust off my old mouse, ignore the arm pain and learn
coffeescript if someone can confirm that it should be possible to hack atom to not use the mouse given the right codez.
I am thinking that it should not be hard at all. What I am thinking is that you could use a
vimperator style labeling of links) to access any clickable element / link / input-field on the atom screen.
So I guess my question boils down to:
- Are all the clickable elements in
atomreachable in some sane way so that it is possible to create a text label “overlay” for them and select them with the keyboard (that is, is atom really “hackable to the core”)?
- Is it possible to turn off GUI popups from OS X?
(It is easy to reach most things in atom by keyboard, but not the settings / install packages menus.)
*(I pay a premium for the beauty of a Mac, but am using emacs all day which looks meh. Atom is gorgeous though!).