I have read many instances where Atom slows down and some were related to Git. This is what I consistently experience. I am still a learner and often use Atom as the editor to practice exercises. I am also trying to setup projects. For the projects I am using Git and Github to store code. For exercises I am not. This is what consistently happens:
- When using the Git repository everything works smoothly.
- When not using the Git repository for some reason over 200,000 files are ready to be staged and slowly my flash memory starts being filled up, as much as 35GB. This causes everything, including typing in Atom, to slow down. Once I force quit Atom, it is back to normal again. Even after fresh re-installations and the latest update, this problem persists.
Maybe this helps to shed a light on a seemingly recurring problem.