Brackets - Desktop Text editor Usage Tutorial

in #utopian-io4 years ago (edited)

Brackets is new desing for text editor with an open-source editor
You can find the github repository :
And Offical web page is :

We can use with brackets HTML, CSS, and JS ( JavaScript ) for web development or edit supported files with brackets app on your destktop

Brackets creators is Adobe Systems Comp. and they licensed the program under the "MIT License".

Where can ı download Brackets

Here is offical download link

Step by Step installation guide :

Step 1 :

After Install Run Brackets.Release.1.11.msi


It will be intalling your C:\Program Files (x86)\Brackets\

After Install you can see the program on your Menu and Desktop Short Link

and after install first run you must to give some permissions ( give permission work for health )


here is after first run screen :


here is Menü > File

You can use shortcust :

New File : Ctrl+N
Open File : Ctrl+O
Save File : Ctrl+S
Live Preview : Ctrl+Alt+P
and more you can see...

Now i will show you Live Preview how is work :

if you can edit any file .HTML .JS .

you see this warning firstly


we will try now open GETTING STARTED WITH BRACKETS index.html

and Try to Ctrl+Alt+p ( livepreview )
it works on your browser :
and which browser on your default browser you can chooise ( My prefer is Chrome )


If the livepreview problems you have Please visit

If you find any bug or Issue you can report it and contribution to development for brackets

Here is How to report an Issue Lınk :

You can CONTRIBUTING Brackets with send : Github submitting a pull request

Here :


and Brackets Suppport lo Install extensions or you can develop an extensions for brackets

you can find here extensions list :


More than +40 extensions oın the list and what you need you can find .

Brackets provides :

  • Quick Edit ( Supported Files )
  • Quick Docs
  • Live Preview ( All Browsers )
  • Install Extensions ( Free )
  • Open source ( Github Repository )
  • Extensibility

brackets supported languages :

34 Languages you can see here

after language selection

we can show you how is works with htlm and php details and add one pluging for ease of use


Create New File


and save it test.html


you can see down right side of brackets one small menu you can prefer which language you can use

and then when you can start write something As you can see, the program has its own autocomplete feature. It's awesome for beginners for sure !


after autocomplete the green warnings ( not warnings) shows that it has the correct coding format.
you can go on means
we add more code's the programs develops it automatically aligns you can see below



if want to try this page everything is correct or not short cut Ctrl+Alt +P it shows how is going

or you can prefer Live Preview mode (open additional copy of Chrome using a separate browser section )

If you did something wrong, the Brackets will show it to you with a red marker.


Now I want to install an add-on that I will show you. how is install ?

extension for PHP code in the Brackets editor Source :


We can find correct addons on github or offical addons of web page and than download it .

the file zip and we can load without extract the zip file


we open the program and you can see right place extantions tab menu and click it


we can find the download file and drop it directly install screec button you can see below

drop . zip to Install button is active now

and Installation Complated without any problem . than close it ready to use

Let's make a Sample

Open new file and select Php mode and start to coding

you can see if i want to write echo press e... and program suggest me " echo" words

this is very useful features based Bracket directlty on simple code hints installed now our programs


Thanks @moorkedi

Source Add-ons Github repo :



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