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CEF3-based application shell for Brackets.
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This is the new CEF3-based application shell for Brackets. This replaces the old brackets-app shell.

Please read the main README in the brackets repo for general information about Brackets.

If you are interested in contributing to this shell, let us know on the brackets-dev Google Group, or on the #brackets channel on freenode.

If you run into any issues with this new shell, please file a bug in the brackets issue tracker.


NOTE: There are no downloads for the brackets-shell. You either need to build from source, or grab the latest Brackets installer and run the shell from that.

When the app is launched, it first looks for an index.html file in the following locations:

  • Mac -,
  • Win - dev/src/index.html, www/index.html (these folders must be in the same folder as Brackets.exe)

If the index.html can't be found, you'll be prompted to find the brackets index.html file. Make sure you select the brackets/src/index.html file, and not some other file.

The preferences are stored in {USER}/Library/Application Support/Brackets/cef_data on the mac and {USER}\AppData\Roaming\Brackets\cef_data on Windows.


Information on building the app shell can be found on the brackets-shell wiki.

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