I’ve searched extensively and found many articles that sound similar but are subtly different from what I’m looking for.
When opening a file such as index.html atom automatically knows to style the syntax properly, great. Or if I create a document and save it as say test.html it automatically knows to change the syntax to be HTML, great. However, the following is my issue…
Often I paste in code into Atom to quickly edit something and then copy and paste that code back somewhere else. For instance editing code from MailChimp or countless other places. The problem is when you open up atom it defaults to “Plain Text” and if you never actually save the file it will never change from Plain Text and instead each time you have to manually click Plain Text at the bottom and select the language of choice to get proper syntax highlighting.