Why is the install location not customizable?


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


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


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.


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.