Atom Helper maxes out CPU


#1

Just installed Atom.

I have disabled and removed packages (emmet and pigments)

I create a new folder, with 1 file in it placed in the desktop. Once I start working immediately Atom slows down and the CPU usage for atom helper goes to 80% up to 100% sometimes.

Heres the weird thing. I can open another project that’s placed within applications/mamp/htdocs and even add a new file with the CPU usage staying around only 29% the most which are manageable

Also test restarting and using atom --safe ,and got the same results.


#2

Sounds similar to this recent issue:

https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/14877

Can you try temporarily disabling the GitHub package and see if Atom crashes after that? The GitHub package is a core package so isn’t disabled in safe mode.