Major Battery Usage Windows 10


Hi all. I’m new to web development; still learning HTML… I came across atom as a text editor but i noticed that it is using up a lot of battery. I’m not doing anything challenging, just simple HTML code.

I’m on a surface pro 4 on Windows 10 version 1709(os build 16299.309).
Atom version is 1.25.0 x64

I’ve installed the atom-beautify ,pigments, and file-icons packages

Is this battery usage normal?
I’ve attached a screenshot. Thank you in advance for your timely response.


Atom does a lot behind the scenes. It’s constantly poking the files in your open project folders to keep track of changes, it constantly updates its storage files to be able to restore your current window state if it suddenly closes, and it keeps track of highlighting in files that you have open but aren’t looking at. Without having more data about your computer versus comparable ones, and without having paid much attention to my own battery use, I can’t say that the amount of energy your Atom is using is normal, but it’s a “fat” program and the fact that it uses more battery than Windows Explorer and less than your browser sounds about right.


Thank you for your response :slight_smile:
I’m glad it sounds about right!