How do I stop Atom from automatically adding folders to the tree view?


It seems that automation is ever my opponent. Atom keeps adding folders to the tree view without my having asked it to. How can I prevent that?

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Run atom ~/.gitconfig.

Expected behavior:

  • Atom opens ~/.gitconfig.

Actual behavior:

  • Atom opens ~/.gitconfig.
  • Atom automatically adds my entire home folder to the tree view.

Please note that I’m not asking how to disable the tree view altogether; I just want it to stop taking action on wrong assumptions.