In answer to Damned Scholar and danPadric:
- Opening in safe mode doesn’t help. Atom freezes just as before
- I’m running 32-bit Atom on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- The repeating pattern, or rather, steps to reproduce, seem to be:
Have Atom open with a few files open (not sure how many files triggers the bug - the least I’ve seen trigger it is 8).
I am not sure about this step - it seems to be what causes the problem but maybe it’s unrelated. Force-close Atom, ignoring any save dialogs it might open up.
This happens to my machine at work on weekends. Every weekend my machine is automatically rebooted by our IT dept’s software. I assume Atom (and any other apps I left open) are force-closed without answering any save dialogs.
Open Atom. It will attempt to re-open any Atom windows that were open before, and some/all of those windows will freeze individually.
For example let’s say one of my Atom instances (at reboot time) is open to “ProjectX” with 8 files open. When I return to my computer and restart Atom, several Atom instances might run (“ProjectA”, “ProjectX” and so on). ProjectA might not freeze at all because no files were open. But the window for ProjectX hangs, showing the open files and the tree, but not much else.
To get ProjectX unfrozen, you have to force-close it, then open it again, and immediately start hitting CTRL+W to close all open files. If you’re quick enough, the new Atom window will open and close very quickly, because after you hit CTRL+W enough times, all open files are closed and your last CTRL+W closes the entire window. Then you open ProjectX again, and it won’t hang.