Start Vim-Mode in Atom in Insert Mode

I needed to look this up and just wanted to save people time if they had the same issue.

Vim-Mode in Atom by default opens files in Command mode. I like to open files in Insert mode so I can quickly start typing.

This is easily accomplished inside the vim-mode package settings.

Just check the Start In Insert Mode checkbox.

Automate Adding Closing Comments With Atom

When writing HTML I like to have closing comments after elements. You can do this with a special file.

On Macs, the file will be located in the home directory.

$ cd

Takes you to your home directory.

Then create an emmet folder in your home directory.

Inside your emmet directory create the syntaxProfiles.json file.

Add this inside it

  "html": {
    "tag_case": "lower",
    "attr_quotes": "double",
    "self_closing_tag": true,
    "filters": "html, c"
  "jsx": {
    "tag_case": "lower",
    "attr_quotes": "double",
    "self_closing_tag": true

In your HTML you see ‘filters’ the c is what adds the closing comment

Some people like to use single quotes instead of double quotes. Just update your attr_quotes value and you will be off to the races.

The JSX is in case you are working with HTML inside your JSX files.