Every time this bites me in Atom 1.7.4 (and all the versions before it) it is infuriating, and I cannot believe that the Atom community has let https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/9643 go on for long.
Let’s say that I use Atom for weeks, patiently adding project directories to the tree view. I get Git indications and everything in the tree view. Wonderful
But then one every so often I forget that Atom has this horrendous bug #9643, and I right-click in Windows File Explorer and select “Open with Atom”, like I always do with every other well-behaving program on Windows. Yes, the document opens in Atom. But it completely screws me over because it discards all the various project folders I’ve painstakenly added. The next time I open Atom, I have to start from scratch—all my projects are gone.
But it’s worse than that, because if I close the file that I opened using “Open with Atom”, when I next open Atom not only are all my projects gone, the tree view is gone as well and
Ctrl+\ does not bring it back! This is another persisting bug on Windows. To get the tree view back, I have to bring up the About screen (or some other trick to show some document that really isn’t a document), and then while the tree view is showing I stealthily add a project.
I can only suppose, from the long history of non-interest on this bug, that the development team does not use Windows and does not care that much about Windows users.