Double-clicking JSON file on Mac 1.26.0 doesn't work


#1

Because TextWrangler is now EOL, I have started to use Atom. I have version 1.26.0 x64 for Mac. When I open the application and select File --> Open, I can open a JSON file I have on my desktop. However, when I double-click this same file, the Atom menu appears next to the Apple menu, but the only option in it is to Quit, and no windows open.


#2

Is it just JSON files, or any file?


#3

It is strange. I had a Python (.py) file already on my desktop and when I try to open that one, it has the problem. But if, in the terminal, I do $ touch test.py and then double-click test.py it opens a blank Atom window. Same with existing vs. new XML (.xml) files.


#4

When you do this, are there Atom windows already open, or was the application closed?


#5

The application was quit when I typed $ touch test.py


#6

And it was also quit when I double-clicked the icons. I quit in between each step.


#7

When you said:

It sounds like you’re seeing the same thing as the screenshot in https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/17178#issuecomment-383180280?

If so and since you’re on 1.26, I think you might be running into this issue if you want to subscribe:


#8

Thank you, the referenced issue does sound like what I am experiencing. I will follow it.