Editor is not responding when starting


I get this message, every time I start atom. How to get rid of this message?



That dialog automatically pops up when the editor takes a certain amount of time to start. You can check to see whether it happens when you start Atom from the command line with atom --safe (safe mode disables all community packages). If it still shows up, then there’s nothing you can do about it. The developers are actively working on ways to make packages load in more smoothly and defer some or all of their loading until after Atom itself gets going, so it might be possible that the dialog will stop needing to happen.


I have exactly the same problem.
I use version 1.25.1.
When I run Atom from the command line in safe mode, it starts up normally, but it does take its time.
However, with a normal startup of Atom, there comes the error.
I have the following addons installed:
atom-commander 0.11.0
browser-plus 0.98
emmet 2.4.3
file-type-icons 1.3.4
logo-file-icons 1.13.0
lorem 1.3.0
open-in-browser 0.5.2
pigments 0.40.2

Any help/advice would be much appreciated.
PS. The error even occurs while I am using Atom.

Update: I did not have one crash today (except for Atom being slow), but this time the error occurred when I quit Atom.
Odd, very odd.


I too get this message. I don’t argue with it - I am working on an old, slow machine and I sometimes have too many things happening.

I would like to be able to control the message: how long it waits till the message is triggered (longer), how often it appers (less frequently) or just say “OK, get on with it and stop popping up and demanding my attention”.

Are there any settings related to this message which I can use to change its behaviour.



It’s entirely a Windows thing based on whether or not the window is responding, and I know of no way to alter its behavior.


@DamnedScholar Actually, I believe it’s done here. Not that it helps, unless one plans to build and maintain a custom Atom version.


Thank you,

It may be a window manager type thing, but in this case it is not a Windows thing, as I am on macOS.
Even if it is not responding I don’t have to hear about it, do I? Perhaps I will dig deeper.


Ooo, nice. Thanks.

You responded to a thread with a Windows screenshot and didn’t specify your operating system.