[HELP] Atom crashing & destroying my life


Hi all.

I’m wondering if anyone else is having problems like myself. I’ve been using Atom for about 2 years and now it’s trying to not be my friend.
It starts. It loads my projects. I start writing (or browsing/scrolling) and it hangs for a good 20 seconds, sometimes I’m able to continue but most of the time the whole thng comes crashing down in a pile of smelly rainbows.

This is ruining my life at the moment. Sublime just isn’t the same and I really don’t need xcode for daily jobs (although it is fun).

Here’s my setup:
macOS Sierra 10.12.5
Atom 1.18.0 x64

I’ve cleared all, reinstalled… The works! Erm…?

  1. When did the issue start?
  2. Does this happen when you have a project with very few files open in the same way it does when you have a project with many files open?
  3. Have you tried opening Atom in safe mode with atom --safe to see if the problem happens when all packages are disabled?
  4. Have you tried renaming the ~/.atom folder?
  5. Have you tried reverting to 1.17.2 to see if the problem is with the latest version?