Configuring a default editor

You can set up your favorite editor, such as Atom, to make changes to your project.

  1. In the upper-left corner of your screen, select the GitHub Desktop menu.

    The GitHub Desktop menu in the Mac menu bar

  2. Click Preferences.

    The Preferences value in the GitHub Desktop drop-down menu

  3. In the Preferences window, select Advanced.

    The Advanced pane in the Preferences window

  4. In the External Editor drop-down menu, select the editor you want to set as your default.

    The External editor menu in the Preferences menu bar

  5. Click Save.

  1. In the upper-left corner of the window, select the File menu.

    The GitHub Desktop menu in the windows menu bar

  2. Click Options.

    The Options value in the Settings drop-down menu

  3. In the Options window, select Advanced.

    The Advanced pane in the Options window

  4. In the External editor drop-down menu, select the editor you want to set as your default.

    The External editor menu in the Options menu bar

  5. Click Save.

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