Atom prevents sleep on Mac?


After wondering for several hours why my Macbook was not going to sleep while sitting on my desk, I opened Activity Monitor and on the main Atom process, it said “Yes” in the “Preventing Sleep” column. Is this desired behavior? After closing Atom, my computer had no problem putting itself to sleep.


Could you give the following information?

  • Which version of Atom are you using?
  • What OS and version are you running?
  • Can you reproduce the issue after completely exiting Atom and restarting using atom --safe?

I am currently using Atom v1.3.0-dev-c83dae9 on Mac OS X 10.11.1 and it is not preventing sleep for my machine. I also haven’t had an issue with Atom preventing sleep before, as a matter of fact, Atom even supports App Nap: