Atom becomes unresponsive sometimes


#1

A few times today Atom locked up at different times then it asked if I want to close it or wait. Is this a common problem?


#2

Not typically, no. Could you give the following information?

  • Which version of Atom are you using?
  • What OS and version are you running?
  • Can you reproduce the issue after completely exiting Atom and restarting using atom --safe?
  • What were you doing when Atom would lock up?

#3

I’m using version 0.198.0. The first time it was in setting>packages. Then a couple of other times I think the setting tab was open.


#4

This happens to me all the time but it is always package problems, usually mine. (grin)


#5

I’m having the same issue. Haven’t found any reason or reproducible steps. It happen more often when multiple windows are open.

Windows 7 64-bits
Atom 0.198.0


#6

The first step is to see if the problem reproduces after you’ve completely exited all instances of Atom and started it again with atom --safe. This mode doesn’t load any third-party packages, so it is a good way to determine if it is an Atom problem or a package problem.


#7

I have a much more stable Atom after I disabled spell-check.