© Chris Griffith, Leif Wells 2017

Chris Griffith and Leif Wells, Electron: From Beginner to Pro, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-2826-5_10

10. Shell

Chris Griffith and Leif Wells2

(1)San Diego, California, USA

(2)Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Electron’s shell functionality assists developers with helpful ways to interact with the desktop environment. The methods within shell are designed as shortcuts to assist us in identifying and opening that files our application cannot (and should not) open itself. Your application can open files in the background, which is usually how you can use shell. But you may wish to allow your users to open files themselves by giving them access to a File ➤ Open menu. You may wish to open files with your application for various ...

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