Atom opens in Element Inspect screen


#1

Hi,

I’m not sure how to describe this issue. There is most probably an easy solution but I have failed to find it here or anywhere else.
When opening Atom it appears to open in what looks like an Element Inspect view. I cannot work out how to return to the basic text editor view with the file browser view on the left. I have reinstalled 2x though it has not changed anything. I have been using Atom for a few months and never seen this view before. The only plugin I had installed was a color picker. I’m using Windows 10 and I can provide more specs if it is relevant.
This is what it looks like:


Any information on this would help. I hope it is a simple fix.


#2

Did you try removing the color picker? Did you remove or rename ~/.atom before reinstalling?


#3

I couldn’t find the color picker anywhere. I decided to delete .atom before reinstalling and I’m back to a clean (i think) install. I still don’t really know what caused the issue but it doesn’t seem to be common. Thank you. Also sorry I wasn’t bothered to persist with finding the cause. I need to return to a normal workflow with this editor.


#4

The color picker and other packages are kept in the .atom folder. So my two suggestions were kind of redundant.


#5

Most likely this is an issue with a theme you have installed or something in your styles.less. Can you try completely exiting Atom and starting it again using atom --safe?


#6

The image shows there is an error in the console (the red icon on the right side). What does it say when you click on the console tab?


#7

For myself too atom opens with Developer tools Opened. In console it showed the Error: 'ENOENT: no such file or directory, lstat ‘/Users/logesh/github’.
Packages I have installed are Project Manager, File-icons, Intentions, Language-ember-htmlbars, linter-elsint


#8

Try disabling the github package as a temporary workaround. Or make that folder. Something is expecting that folder to exist at least.