Configuring Element Desktop
Element Desktop is a Matrix client for desktop platforms with Element Web at its core.
You can download Element Desktop for Mac, Linux or Windows from the Element downloads page.
Aligning Element Desktop with your ESS deployed Element Web
As Element Desktop is mainly Element Web, but packaged as a Desktop application, this
config.json is identical to the
config.json ESS will configure and deploy for you at
https://<element_web_fqdn>/config.json, so it is recommended to setup Element Desktop using that file directly.
How you do this will depend on your specific environment, but you will need to ensure the
config.json is placed in the correct location to be used by Element Desktop.
~/Library/Application Support/$NAME/config.jsonon macOS
In the paths above,
$NAME is typically Element, unless you use
--profile $PROFILE in which case it becomes
Customising your desktop configuration
You may wish to further customise Element Desktop, if the changes you wish to make should not also apply to your ESS deployed Element Web, you will need to add them in addition to your existing