Atom becomes unresponsive sometimes


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?


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?


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.


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


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


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.


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