Open files shift left and right constantly


Hello! I’m using a Macbook Pro with Arch Linux installed. Whenever I open a file the window shifts left and right constantly, even though I never touch my touchpad. My touchpad is working fine in all other applications besides Atom.

Here is a screen capture of the problem.


Does the behavior persist when your touchpad is disabled?


Can you replicate the problem in Safe Mode? To launch Safe Mode:

  1. Completely exit all instances of Atom
  2. Launch Atom with the command atom --safe


Yes. I just disabled the trackpad in the xorg.conf file for the touchpad driver and it still happens.


The problem disappears in safe mode. After disabling all packages/themes, I have narrowed down the problem to the Seti syntax theme (only the syntax theme, not the UI theme). Some syntax themes seem to cause the problem for some reason. Seti and 80s Pastel syntax themes cause the same issue while Firewatch does not, if that helps. The problem has been resolved, thank you for the help.