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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
About the FAQ category 1 June 28, 2015
Why does macOS say that Atom wants to access my calendar, contacts, photos, etc.? 1 October 5, 2018
macOS Mojave font rendering change 1 September 26, 2018
How do I uninstall Atom on macOS? 1 June 16, 2018
How do I build or execute code I've written in Atom? 1 February 7, 2016
Is Atom planning to convert from CoffeeScript to JavaScript/ES6? 1 June 5, 2016
I want Ctrl-Tab to work like it used to. How do I do that? 1 May 8, 2016
I'm trying to change my syntax colors from styles.less, but it isn't working! 1 July 28, 2015
I am unable to update to the latest version of Atom on macOS. How do I fix this? 1 February 27, 2017
How do I preview web page changes automatically? 1 October 26, 2015
Where did the "Show Tree View On Right Side" option go? 1 May 16, 2017
How do I make the Welcome screen stop showing up? 1 March 9, 2017
How do I make Atom recognize a file with extension X as language Y? 1 March 11, 2016
I'm having a problem with PlatformIO! What do I do? 1 December 19, 2016
I'm getting an error about a "self-signed certificate". What do I do? 1 February 4, 2017
There is a strange mismatched background color. How do I fix it? 1 December 8, 2016
I'm having a problem with Julia! What do I do? 1 November 17, 2016
I'm using an international keyboard and keys that use AltGr or Ctrl+Alt aren't working 1 October 15, 2015
What does Safe Mode do? 1 November 1, 2015
I'm having a problem with Atom. What are the standard debug steps? 1 July 30, 2015
How do I accept input from my program or script when using the script package? 1 November 1, 2016
How do I get started with Electron? 1 June 30, 2016
Can Electron capture key events from other applications? 1 October 2, 2016
I'm a Mac user having a problem with the v1.11-beta, what's going wrong? 1 August 31, 2016
Atom feels slow or is consuming too much CPU or memory 1 August 27, 2016
What is the difference between an IDE and an editor? 1 August 26, 2016
Is there an Atom roadmap? 1 September 22, 2015
Why don't my project folders stay open each time I start Atom? 1 August 4, 2016
How do I get feature X like in Brackets? 1 August 8, 2016