Getting Started

Welcome to Zed! We are excited to have you. Here is a jumping-off point to getting started.

Download Zed


You can obtain the stable builds via the download page. If you want to download our preview build, you can find it on its releases page After the first manual installation, Zed will periodically check for and install updates automatically for you.

You can also install Zed stable via Homebrew:

brew install --cask zed

As well as Zed preview:

brew install --cask zed@preview


For most people, the easiest way to install Zed is through our installation script:

curl | sh

If you'd like to help us test our new features, you can also install our preview build:

curl | ZED_CHANNEL=preview sh

This script supports x86_64 and AArch64, as well as common Linux distributions: Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, and more.

If this script is insufficient for your use case or you run into problems running Zed, please see our Linux-specific documentation.

Configure Zed

Use + , to open your custom settings to set things like fonts, formatting settings, per-language settings, and more. You can access the default configuration using the Zed > Settings > Open Default Settings menu item. See Configuring Zed for all available settings.

Set up your key bindings

You can access the default key binding set using the Zed > Settings > Open Default Key Bindings menu item. Use + K, + S to open your custom keymap to add your key bindings. See Key Bindings for more info.