Atom Won’t Start in OS X

Atom.io is still my favorite editor

I’ve updated Atom.io editor on MacBook Pro from 1.52 to 1.54 earlier today. Strange thing is that after the update Atom got stuck when starting up — only menu is shown and can’t open any docs.

By my experience on Linux, when something doesn’t work I run in in a terminal and see what error message it would say. So I try the same on OS X, which is a distant relative to Linux but a relative nonetheless. I started Atom in a terminal by entering:

/Applications/Atom.app/Contents/MacOS/Atom

To my surprise Atom started successfully without doing anything else. Also later it still worked well when opened from GUI. I couldn’t explain it, but it does prove to be a fix.

🙂

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