Reset start position


#1

hi all,
after a while, when I start atom, it is on a unknown position… I suppose that atom saves the latest position/size somewhere… where?
thanks!


#2

I assume you’re on Windows? If so, the latest release of Atom, v0.114.0, has something that might fix this issue for you:

Fixed an issue on Windows where opened windows were not visible because they were incorrectly positioned offscreen.


#3

thanks lee!
yes, i’m on windows, and chocolatey have only the 0.113.0… i’ll wait to update!


#4

i’ve updated to the 0.115.0 but the problem still remain…


#5

You can also try the following:

  1. Locate where the .atom folder is installed (I don’t know where it ends up on Windows)
  2. Exit completely out of Atom
  3. Delete the .atom/storage directory
  4. Start Atom

This wipes out Atom’s serialized window information and can fix issues like this.


#6

thanks! now is ok! :wink:


#7

This didn’t work for me on W10. I added permissions for Users - Full access and bingo!

There doesn’t appear to be any data being stored there relating to window size and position. Does anyone know where that is stored?

I have two monitors, it still only opens on the primary. Anyone know why?


#8

Actually, not quite fixed. Turns out permissions did something but not fixed.


#9

This is still an issue. I’m on Windows with a computer docked to a second monitor. I’ve got Atom displayed on that monitor. Now I undock and try to launch Atom. It doesn’t show the window because the editor is using coordinates from the now disconnected monitor. Removing the .atom directory doesn’t fix it.


#10
  1. Right-click on the window caption on the taskbar, or select it and use Alt+Space. If the Restore option is available, select it to pop the window out of minimized or maximized state. Then start over at step 1

  2. Choose the Move option.

  3. Hit an arrow key.

  4. Move the mouse

This should attach the window to your mouse and therefore retrieve it from the nether.