It Started With a Tweet
I was browsing Twitter & someone mentioned a possible way of speeding Atom’s start up time. I was curious so I tried it out & it see it seemed to worked for me, but I’m curious about it working on other systems. Tweet thread here: https://twitter.com/nickytonline/status/715008963591405569
Before globally installing
atom-package-manager on system, my Atom window load time was hitting 1620ms, 2612ms, sometimes it would be < 1200ms but on average more than 1300ms. Occasionally I would load under 1300ms. After a modification my Atom now consistently loads at round 1200ms. Your load time will vary due to your computer’s hardware specs. Also some of my packages, have been loading quicker, according to the timecop package.
Testing Atom Load Times
To find out how long it takes Atom to load:
- quit atom completely. - next, open atom - After Atom has loaded, call the **timecop** package via the command palette (command + shift + p -> type 'time cop' -> hit enter or select it)
Repeat the steps above a few times ~5 & keep note of the Window load time.
After, check if you have atom-package-manager installed globally with npm, which it shouldn’t be unless you did this already:
npm list -g --depth=0
Next, install atom-package-manager globally:
npm install -g atom-package-manager
After that quit atom & try timecop a few times to see for any changes.
Before this modification, my atom load times were inconsistent. After this, my Atom load times decreased on average & became more consistent.
Currently on Atom version 1.6.1