Atom editor – high CPU usage

14 08 2015

Just downloaded Atom – a ‘hackable’ editor that has a really slick user interface on the Mac.   It’s really nice application, but weighs in at 200MB!

I was doing some work on a few router config files – about 2MB each file – when I noticed the fan spin up on the computer.  Looking at the process list, ‘Atom Helper’ and Apple’s spell-check processes were both running very high.  There’s not much point in having spell-check on a router config I guess, so I disabled it – problem fixed…