How to Install Atom Editor on Ubuntu


Install Atom Editor on Ubuntu

Atom Editor is one of the advanced, modular, hackable and open-source editors for developers. Atom Editor is created by Github and it is designed to be deeply customizable. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to install Atom Editor on Ubuntu.

Prerequisites

Before you start to install Atom on Ubuntu. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.

Start to install Atom Editor

As the Atom Editor is not available in Ubuntu core repositories. You should first add the external webupd8team repository to install Atom on Ubuntu.

Open the terminal by pressing ctrl+Alt+t or by using activities menu.

Add webupd8team repository to your Ubuntu System by using the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom

Now update the apt package manager to get all latest repositories by typing the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt-get update

After executing the above commands successfully you can install Atom Editor by using the following apt-get command.

sudo apt-get install atom

Launch Atom Editor

You can launch the Atom Editor by using the terminal or by using the Activities menu.

To launch Atom with terminal run following command in the terminal:

atom

To launch Atom using Activities just type atom and click on the launcher icon.

Improve Performance of Atom Editor

To improve the performance of Atom Editor install the gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0 package as suggested by Atom Editor officially.

sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0

Install Atom Editor Beta Version

You can try the latest features of Atom Editor by using its beta version but remember its not a stable version.

To Install atom-beta type following command in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install atom-beta

Conclusion

You have successfully learned how to Install Atom Editor on Ubuntu. If you have any queries regarding this then please don’t forget to comment below.