Bumping this one due to the issue still being present.
It’s not 5 or even 10 seconds these days, but still a good 3s on my various machines. To me, this is a significant disadvantage to other editors that feel more lightweight because of this. I’m thinking Notepad++ here, as an example.
The typical use case where this gets annoying is when opening files ad-hoc and in rapid succession, just to see what’s inside.
I do this a lot from the Windows Explorer for example. A right-click allows me to quickly open a file in Notepad++ (or doubleclick if the extension is mapped to it already), close it, go on to the next one… etc.
Instead I treat atom like a full blown IDE: I open it up in the morning, get my coffee and expect to never close it again until the end of the day.
Shouldn’t be like this.