Atom slows over time


Somehow since a couple days or even a week or so atom starts slowing down over time. When I restart it its fast again for a while, but than it slows down. The file I am working on is 430 lines long, so it is anything but huge.

I noticed that there are 3 Atom Helpers and the first is always on (Not Responding) within seconds of starting atom.

I am on Mac OSX 10.9.5. It all worked perfectly fine until a week ago.
I am using the current build of Atom 0.165.0.

Please tell me if / how I can provide more information.


Atom Helper “not responding” is a known issue with Chromium on Mac and is not the cause nor even a symptom of the slow down you’re seeing. Atom Helper is responding normally even though it says it is not. See:

Please include which version of Atom you’re using.


Okay, thanks for the info, is there anything else I could try?

I am using the current build of Atom 0.165.0.