Strange Atom GUI


#1

Hi all,

I used to use Atom and really loved it. It’s been a while since I opened it up on my computer, but for some reason each time I open it now, it displays as this. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled but to no avail. I even deleted the local file after installation, then reinstalled and still the same thing. I cannot seem to fix the issue. If anyone has any pointers, please let me know!

Thanks a lot


#2

That’s the Developer Tools panel. You can toggle it by hitting CTRL-SHIFT-I or clicking the close button (X) below the app close button. No idea why it comes up every time you open Atom.

Cheers.


#3

Most likely because you added something to your styles.less that isn’t compiling properly. If you scroll up on the red text in the lower-right, you can see the error message and it will give you a clue.

Have you taken a look at the Debugging section of the Atom Flight Manual? There are a couple suggestions in there on how to deal with this problem, including resetting to factory defaults.


#4

The error states:

Error: EPERM: operation not permitted, open ‘C:\Users\jerem_000.atom\compile-cache\less\30f77a65d0028d0f206d554d33641d5fd64105f3\imports.json’

Any idea?

I have an idea that a cleanup tool might have deleted something I needed. But the fact that each uninstall and reinstall shows the same thing is very strange. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled about a dozen times now.


#5

I managed to fix it. I was not expecting the above layout after a fresh reinstall. This was what I expected (and am used to).

Somehow the .atom folder in C:\Users%USER%.atom was completely hidden and read only, so I had trouble locating it. After using the terminal to access the folder, I inspected discovered its properties. After removing the hidden and read-only attributes, I deleted the folder and reinstalled Atom and it managed to fix the issue.