Atom Freeze


#1

There are many times that editor freezes and need to be killed to work again. I have windows 7 x64. I have tried to reinstall it. Not sure what to do about that, perhaps package collection is the problem.
Is there any packages which would clean other packages?


Atom freezes frequently
#2

Well, the first thing to do is see if you can get a consistent repro for any of the freezes. And then try to reproduce them in Safe Mode by completely exiting all instances of Atom and starting it again using atom --safe.


#3

It is consistent, but it’s random.–safe on shortcut? How can i check if i am on safe mode?


#4

#5

Ok, i see it, it’s under safe mode. When i have some results i will reply.


#6

Well, i have used ATOM for like 1 hour in safe mode and there was no freeze. When i dont use safe mode it freeze. But i think it’s not ATOM problem, i have tested my pc performance and it get freeze when my RAM get almost full so i think it’s about my ram. I guess this topic can be closed


#7

If you’re getting a freeze only when not in Safe Mode, then that would indicate that a third-party package is the culprit. For example, at one point people were having RAM and CPU issues because of a package that ran Spotify from inside Atom. You might want to track down which package is causing the freezes and file an Issue there.


#8

Hi, I’m having freezes too. But I know for sure it’s not a 3rd party, because I’ve only just downloaded the app.
The freezes for me happen only on settings pages. It seems to be any of the package related ones from what I can tell.
It will lock out for about 20 seconds. This isn’t a huge issue for me since its just the settings pages, but I don’t see many people complaining about it, so it is somewhat puzzling. I’m wondering now what’s so special about my machine. I am on Windows 7.


#9

Same here, I continue to use Atom and now I’m pretty sure the settings pages cause huge lags, especially on views listing packages. For an example, I sometimes quickly go CTRL+’,’ then type the name of a package in a search field, but I have to wait for 20s until it de-freezes. Sometimes it goes to the “editor not responding” dialog, it can last for minutes. Maybe computations or threads are nearly deadlocking?


#10

I am also having this issue in the Atom settings area. I’ll try running today in safe mode and see if that makes any difference.

  • Windows 8.1 x64
  • Surface Pro

Edit 1: First file opened in safe mode ate 30% CPU and Atom was unresponsive for 10 or so seconds - this is in safe mode.


#11

Yes, Atom freezes on the settings page. This happens on a fresh install with no third party packages or themes added and happens on win7, win 8.1 and win10. It is random and can happen on any action at any time.


#12

There is an open Issue for this here:

Please follow the instruction in the documentation here for gathering information on performance issues:

https://atom.io/docs/latest/hacking-atom-debugging#diagnose-performance-problems-with-the-dev-tools-cpu-profiler

And add the information you gather to that Issue.


#13

Hello there.

Using Atom 1.0.7 on Windows 7 Pro and Mac OSX 10.10.5.
Issue:
When opening JavaScript files like jQuery framework or runtime.js of Google Swiffy, Atom just freeze.

Thanks.


#14

I was experiencing similar issues opening any file wiith atom

Here what I did to fix.

  1. run atom --safe (load atom in safe mode)
  2. Once in safe mode, I update everything (atom updates and package updates)
  3. close and reopen atom in normal mode.

Incidentally, this also seemed to fix a secondary problem that I was having with packages not updating.