Atom typing by itself


Hello, I encountered a strange behaviour of Atom yesterday. It automatically started pasting or typing 3 letters in a row nonstop. When I clicked a couple of things in Atom it started typing just the letter e e.g… eeeeeeeee nonstop. The problem was not present anywhere else on my macbook. What could it be?

Thank you.


Do you see the same behavior in safe mode?

  • Exit all instances of Atom
  • Start Atom with atom --safe

Also, can you share what version of Atom you’re running:

atom -v