Web Browser Package


Here’s an idea for a feature, a web browser package that will let you browse web pages directly from within Atom, as if you were actually web-browsing using Chrome. This way, users could lookup documentation right alongside their files from within the editor, without ever having to switch back and forth between Chrome.

How to Preview HTML code in Browser?

I think you’re after the same thing as this? Browser live preview If so, add a like there! :slight_smile:


@coldhawaiian I don’t really see the major difference between viewing a local web page and viewing a remote web page. Or at least, the major difference that won’t turn Atom into a clone of Chrome :laughing:

I’d like to hear your thoughts on whether this should be an official feature or just a package that someone ambitious decides to support?


The live-preview feature that isn’t quite what I’m asking for. The live-preview is for viewing pages that you’ve written, from within Atom.

What I’m interested in is actually being able to browse the World Wide Web, so that I can look up documentation online, not view previews of the html I’ve written.


As long as there’s an address bar where you could enter http://localhost/ or http://api.rubyonrails.org/, I can see how it isn’t a big jump to go from previewing pages locally to actually browsing the rest of the web.

As for official feature vs contributor package, I don’t think I have a preference either way.


+1 for this feature, it would be incredibly useful for documentation references and also for previewing remote projects for web devs - would mean I’d no longer have to have Chrome open alongside Atom which at times can make my computer quite sluggish.


See the new package web-browser at https://atom.io/packages/web-browser.


Now the package is working nicely