I’m pretty sure this is a bug since I can’t figure out any benefits to it, but I have two issues with trying to open “Recent” files and folders.
Open and Open Recent Disabled
If Atom is open but there is no window open then the File>Open Recent menu item options are all greyed out and disabled. I can see all my recently opened files but I can’t click on them. The only way to get this menu to work is to open a blank window with an empty editor, and then the menu is enabled.
Similarly the File>Open menu item is not greyed out, but simply does nothing if you don’t have a an Atom window active. It strikes me as very unintuitive to have to go to File>New just to open an old file!
Reopen Project Doesn’t Work
The reopen project menu item simply does nothing when I click on one of my past projects. Just nothing happens. Even stranger is the list becomes blank when I DO have an Atom window open. So it’s populated with no Atom windows there, and then blanks itself as soon as I open an Atom window.
What is going on here?