Why does my Atom look like this?


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?


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.