Remove core packages to increase speed


#1

Hi!
Is there a list of less important atom core packages that I can disable to increase performance?
Probably some packages related to graphic functions…
Thanks in advance.


#2

That’s going to be entirely subjective, so no one can give you a full list. You can see the list of packages you have installed by going to Settings -> Packages.

Some ideas…

  • Do you use spell check? (spell-check)
  • Do you develop new packages regularly? (package-generator, dev-live-reload, styleguide)
  • Do you care about knowing which of your packages have deprecations? (deprecation-cop)
  • Do you code in encodings other than UTF-8? (encoding-selector)
  • Do you use Git/GitHub integration? (git-diff, open-on-github, github)
  • Do you soft wrap files? (autoflow)
  • Would you prefer file autosaving? (autosave)
  • Do you need to view files in archives? (archive-view)
  • Do you use Atom to view images? (image-view)
  • etc.

#3

Ty,
seems good start.
It is personal to list them by preference, it is not personal to list them for resource use!


#4

It would be nice if Atom was available as a “core” application with no plugins enabled beyond just the base editor and we could install the plugins we wanted. As it is, it has a far slower load time than VSCode when you’re comparing a fresh install of both (on my machine). I really want to use Atom, but for the time being, disabling core plugins didn’t speed it up enough to compete with Code (again, on my machine).


#5

Any progess on this conversion, can we disable the core packages too?


#6

You can disable core packages.

There are more fundamental differences that prevent VS code like performance (mainly related to capabilities of packages).


#7

But uninstalling those un-wanted core packages could save some space too.


#8

If a package is disabled, Atom doesn’t load it at all, so having a long list of disabled packages should have no discernable impact on how quickly Atom loads.