Why does my Atom look like this?


#1

I loaded up my Atom today and out of nowhere it was completely changed I am not sure what happened or even how to fix it.

What it looks like now:


Does anyone know how to fix this and get it back to the normal Atom?


#2

That’s the Chrome developer console. It’s appearing because something went wrong when Atom tried to boot up. If you click on the red in the upper right-hand corner, you can see the error. Without seeing the error, I have no way of telling you what’s wrong, but there’s a quick fix that should almost always work in cases like this: rename the .atom folder in your user directory, then start Atom. Atom will create a new folder and boot as normal, and all of your packages and configurations will be safe in the renamed folder.