Annoying freezes on showing Atom


#1

I love Atom, it is much more powerful than Sublime Text, but its freezes are really annoying.

Version: 1.7.3
Packages: Go Plus (and dependencies) and editorconfig
OS: I have experienced this in two different Windows machines and on Ubuntu Mate

Every time I show Atom (when it is minimized or hide below other window) it freezes by about 10 seconds. It’s very annoying because during development naturally I switch between browser/console/atom/etc very often, and every time I back to Atom, I have to wait those 10 seconds before I can do anything.

It also crashes completely at least once a day.

I haven’t debugged, but it feels that Atom or Go Plus runs something synchronously on every show. Do someone have any idea?


#2

Have you tried to replicate the problem in Safe Mode? To launch Safe Mode:

  1. Completely exit all instances of Atom
  2. Launch Atom with the command atom --safe

#3

This made Atom feel a bit faster, but that 5-10s of freeze on show is still there. (And no Go Plus).


#4

Please add your information to this Issue:


#5

Done: https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/8451#issuecomment-216640203