1.1.0 on Windows slow


Windows 7 Pro

  1. Atom startup time for a moderate project with several folders is slow, rough time 1m38s.

  2. Often on returning focus to Atom, the software is sluggish to respond (busy arrow showing). Wild guess Atom is polling project and/or open files for external updates too frequently.


Something is definitely broken. Have you tried running in safe mode? It might be a bad package. Close all windows and run atom --safe.


Just noticed

C:\Users\achowe\AppData\Local\atom\Update.exe --processStart atom.exe

which seems off. Directly invoking atom.exe is just as slow.


Trying with

C:\Users\achowe\AppData\Local\atom\app-1.1.0\atom.exe --safe

Is just as slow to start.