How to prevent the about page to open on start


How do I prevent the About page to open at start ?

How can I make sure that only a empty tab is open when I start Atom ?

Thanks in advance

Could you give the following information?

  • Which version of Atom are you using?
  • What OS and version are you running?



Atom v1.60 on windows 10 and Mac OSX v10.11.4

There is a setting for it. Make sure “Open Empty Editor on Start” is checked.

Thanks! You should be able to fix the About page thing by:

  1. Exiting all instances of Atom
  2. Renaming or deleting the %USERPROFILE%\.atom\storage directory
  3. Starting Atom again

As far as the empty tab thing goes, there isn’t currently a way to make Atom always only open with an empty editor. See: