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The FAQ category is deprecated, see the Flight Manual FAQ

As part of an effort to unify our documentation, the FAQ category is deprecated and the Atom FAQ is now part of the Flight Manual: https://flight-manual.atom.io/faq/ We didn’t migrate everything since some things are n…

4 May 29, 2019
About the FAQ category 1 June 28, 2015
See the FAQ category and Atom Flight Manual for FAQs

There are two major resources for commonly asked questions: The Atom Flight Manual The FAQ category for the complete list of FAQs The FAQ category is maintained by the senior members and staff of Discuss. If you ha…

2 September 22, 2015
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I'm trying to change my syntax colors from styles.less, but it isn't working! 1 July 28, 2015
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