Atom Launches Terminal Window on App/File Open


Atom seems to open a new Terminal window every time I click on the dock icon to start up the app. This wouldn’t be so bad but it also opens a new terminal window anytime I open a file that Atom is the default application to open (e.g. .txt files) and the blank terminal window sits on top of Atom.

Anyone else have this problem or a fix? Atom is up-to-date and I’ve tried disabling all the non-core packages but that didn’t work. I also can’t seem to find an option for anything like this in the Settings.


I should clarify that the file open behavior I am witnessing is only when a file is open externally from the Finder, not when a file is opened from TreeView.


What are the versions of Atom and your operating system?


The Atom version is 1.15.0 x64 and my OS is OSX Yosemite 10.10.5