File > Open doesn't show dialogue unless editor window open


Due to bad habits from a previous editor, I typically will close a blank window and use File>Open to open a new project folder.


  • Open Atom (v 1.10.2) [OSX El Capitan]
  • Close default blank window
  • File > Open
  • Observe nothing happens

In Atom, when I do this, the open dialogue showing the system files does not open. I need to start a new blank window, then use File>Open to see the dialogue.

Simple, harmless, but still seems like a bug.

Love the product overall! Thank you!


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Cool thanks!