"Check for update" disappears from Atom menu


#1

After using Atom for a little while, the Check for Update... item in the Atom menu just… disappears. I figured that maybe this meant closing and re-opening Atom would install whatever update was available, but I’m still running v0.60.0 and the current release is v0.60.2. I ended up having to manually download the latest Atom and overwrite /Applications/Atom.app and had to do this to bump up from v0.59.0 as well.


Atom won't auto update anymore
#2

That happened to me as well, and I did the same thing


#3

Hi,

Yeah, my “Check for update” seems to periodically disappear.

I find restarting and waiting a while seems to fix it - however, it’d be nice if this could be made a little more robust/reliable.

Is the Dev team aware of why it’s disappearing/reappearing?

Cheers,
Victor


#4

Atom updates are installed automatically when you restart the app. To see when updates are available, look at the bottom-right corner of the window and you’ll see a little squirrel icon. :smile:


#5

Apparently not, as I restarted Atom several times and never got the v0.60.1 or v.0.60.2 updates. I had to download and install manually.


#6

I’m seeing the same behavior! The “Check for Updates” option disappears, and then I use Atom for a day or so, figuring it’ll update on it’s own. Then I check on the forums, and the latest version is up by three or so numbers. Then I have to download from atom.io again and replace the original app.


#7

The “Check for Updates” option in the menu still disappears, but I do see the “shipit squirrel” at the bottom right telling me closing the app will update to the latest version. Previously this didn’t work, but I did finally get it to auto-update from 0.65.0 to 0.66.0. :+1:


#8

@davidcelis, I’m on 0.67.0, have you been upgraded to that yet?


#9

Yes, I weirdly enough had to restart it twice to get up to 0.67.0. It didn’t upgrade directly to the latest after all.


#10

Anyone know where to find out what the latest version of Atom is? The only way I know right now is to re-download the package from atom.io and check what version I should be running.


#11

When you go to a link on the right side of the docs pages (e.g. https://atom.io/docs/v0.67.0/getting-started) then it contains the latest version number in it.


#12

Thanks a bunch, @danielgtaylor!


#13

http://latestatomversion.com/


#14

This happens for me as well. The option will be there after I update but for some reason it disappears. I was on 0.67 and it was still doing this.


#15

This is still an issue, though the “Check for update” item has stopped disappearing from my menu. But this is because I simply never have that option anymore. Nor does Atom perform any sort of auto-updating or show the little blue squirrel in the bottom right corner. I have to manually download every update.


#16

Also, is there a better way to know when a new release is out than checking the releases page from time to time?


#17

I’m also having this issue. Currently on 0.75.0, have restarted a few times today, and no indication of an update. Is there any way to force the check or update manually?


#18

Open up https://atom.io in Safari and hit the ‘Sign In’ at the bottom. Then restart Atom.


#19

Interestingly after another restart, I’m suddenly at 0.80.0. Poking around the Atom source I wonder if I just didn’t have a network connection or something when I was restarting Atom.

I also discovered I can force the “Check for Update” menu item to appear by doing this in the console:

atom.menu.template[0].submenu.filter(function(item) { return item.label == 'Check for Update' })[0].visible = true; atom.menu.update()

:smiling_imp: Maybe that’ll help others.

I wonder though: how come this isn’t visible by default? Or should it be?


#20

Gosh this is terrible UI — don’t hide menu items dynamically. +1 for making this visible and active at all times, except for during the actual “Check for update” process (when the item should be disabled, but still visible).