Launch performance from command line and new window


When I open a file from command line it takes a while to launch (more than 10s). When I open a new window it takes 5 or more seconds to open.

System specs:
Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB
Software OS X 10.9.2


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.