Annoying freezes on showing Atom


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?


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


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


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