Atom without packages and only one open file = 100%+ CPU Usage


I’m on OS X 10.10 using the latest Atom and am pretty fed up with it. The performance is at a level that I can’t take it anymore and have to look for a solution.

I’m on a IvyBride i7 MacBook with 16GB RAM and a pretty good SSD.

I deactivated all packages but the language-plugin and the tabs-plugin and have 100%+ CPU usage whenever I edit that one file I have open (which has 200 lines).

How can I find the cause of this problem? What else can I try?


You deactivated all packages (other than the two you mention) including the default-installed ones?

If you’re familiar with the Chrome Dev Tools, you could use the profiling tool to see where all the time is being spent.