I have a fresh Windows 8.1 Pro installation. I installed Atom. I created a shortcut on my desktop. I run the app as an administrator. When the app launches, a blank tab is shown. I started to type “Hello, World”. Unfortunately, I only got as far as "Hello, ".
Anytime I press the Space key, the text editor will not accept any new text until I tab to another app and tab back to it. Very strange behavior.