Saturday, December 26, 2015

Set Canary as the live preview browser for brackets

So i use the cool adobe IDE Brackets for JavaScript development. I also use a specific version of chrome (Canary) for my testing and development purposes. I noticed that canary was not detected by Brackets for the live preview feature.

Digging on the groups i found that brackets reads a specific registry key :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\chrome.exe
For Canary to work with brackets , we have to set this registry key. I will point regedit to the app paths ( you can do this faster with RegJump ) :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\

Add a key with the name chrome.exe and copy the path of the canary to it's value , it will be something like (replace userfolder with your profile folder name):
C:\Users\UserFolder\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome SxS\Application\chrome.exe

The end result should look like

Now close the registry editor and try the live preview, and it will open canary like a boss

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