Just downloaded Atom, nothing but the dev panel is showing up?


I just downloaded Atom for programming python (I’m a new programmer), and all of the gui that i’ve seen on tutorials simply do not exist for me. This is what loads when i open atom

I’m honestly at a total loss as to how to use this program as its not even remotely similar in this form as it is in the tutorials.

thanks in advance! <3



How’d you get the menu bar to disappear? Also, what versions of Atom and Windows are you using? Did you use the MSI installer?

That’s not normal. On first open, Atom is supposed to display a welcome pane. Here’s something to try: go to your user directory and delete the folder entitled .atom, then reopen the program. It will generate an entirely new folder. Tell us if it behaves the same way.