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ATOM on Mac

These instructions are to install ATOM on a Mac OS and configure to open files remotely from Gemini through a remote server connection.


Map a network drive on Mac:

  1. From the Mac OS X Finder, hit Command+K to bring up the ‘Connect to Server’ window
  2. Enter the path to the network drive you want to map, ie: smb://gemini.cs.hamilton.edu/username
    –> Select the + button to save the Server Address to your list of “Favorite Servers“.
    –> Click CONNECT
  3. Enter your login/password and click “OK” to mount the network drive
  4. The drive will now appear on your desktop and in the Finder window sidebar.

To connect the drive on startup:

  1. Perform the steps to map a drive as listed above in the “Map a network drive on Mac” section.
  2. Open “System Preferences” from the Dock.
  3. Choose “Users & Groups“.
  4. Select the “Login Items” option.
    Ensure the lock in the bottom-left corner is unlocked. Select it to change it if needed.
  5. Click on your account on the left of the window
    Then click on LOGIN ITEMS on the center top of the page.
  6. Drag the mapped drive from the Finder windows to the “Users & Groups” section in the center of the window.
  7. Check the “Hide” box next to your mapped volume, otherwise a window will open automatically.

Install ATOM:

    1. Save the install package from here.
    2. Open the install package (.zip) and drag the ATOM bundle into the Applications folder.

Edit file off Gemini:

  1. In ATOM open a file to edit:
  2. In the Finder window, select the remote drive you mapped earlier. It should be listed under SHARED
  3. Browse to the file you want and select OPEN.