Why is the install location not customizable?


#1

This is the most hackable editor, yet a simple customization like choosing an install drive is unavailable. Any ways to fix this?


#2

You could download the zip and put it anywhere you want? Nobody ever said that the installer was the most hackable installer :wink:


#3

I think he meant where Atom is installed.

I don’t know if you can control where the executable is installed but you can control where all the Atom config and data is stored. You set the environment variable ATOM_HOME before installing. See https://github.com/atom/atom/pull/5385

This has just been added in Core. I don’t know what version it is appearing in.


#4

Yes, that’s what I meant:

  1. Download the zip file
  2. Unzip the zip file
  3. Take the contents and put them where you want
  4. Execute from there

And the ATOM_HOME support will be showing up in v0.178.0.