App icon click to open new window


I quite often just close a window then go to a different app and then come back to open a new window by clicking on the app icon in the dock but Atom doesn’t seem to do this?

The only way i can do this is by clicking the app icon then “command + shift + n”.

So if no windows are open and the app icon is clicked, open a new window.


Much appreciated!!!

Open a new window when clicking on the Atom's icon

Just cmd+n also works in this case, no need for shift. But yeah, would be really nice to just have an empty document open on clicking dock icon, if nothing is open.


I came here to request this feature when I found this post. I also find myself wanting to quickly get an empty window open for various reasons throughout a day.