So I accidentally deleted all color variables and exited out


I deleted all the variables that were correlated with colors for one of the syntax themes. I closed Atom and when I reopened it, the ui was broken and would fail to open any file. I’ve tried deleting and redownloading the program, but it seems to load into the same state that it was when I original made this horrible mistake. Is there a way to fix this? It currently looks like this:

I’ve tried downloading the beta build in hopes of it not loading this, but the beta build also gave me this screen instead of the original.


Try this:

  1. Completely exit all instances of Atom
  2. Move or rename the ~/.atom directory
  3. Start Atom again


I’m on a mac, so would that me:
Show package contents, and then moving the file named contents?


I’ve deleted the contents inside of it multiple times, it’s still showing that screen.


Not inside the app, there is a folder called .atom in your home directory.


Thanks, I used my console to find it. The file would show up in any search engine on my computer.