Multiple projects in same window and different tabs


#1

Sometimes I open multiple projects with Atom and the newly opened project opens in the same window but in a new “window tab”(see image below). I have done this a few times unintentionally and have been unable to reproduce it. I’ll love to have this as a default setting. Does anyone know what this setting is called?

Cheers


#2

Atom doesn’t have any support for this directly. I do recall someone reporting something like this when Atom was in full screen mode.


#3

@leedohm Just tried and you’re right, fullscreen triggered this. Any chance Atom will support this directly?


#4

It’s pretty unlikely that the maintainers will invest time in it. We would be open to a well-written, well-described pull request though.


#5

Ok fair enough. Thanks


#6

for whatever it’s worth, I updated from 1.16.x to 1.19.1 today, and this no longer works for me :frowning:
I wish it would be a fully supported feature, as I often need to have multiple directories open at the same time. Switching between them quickly is super useful…


#7

(Sorry for my English.) @conlon , I think the same as you, I used it daily and now I do not have this option … does anyone know anything? It should be a configurable system option.


#8

Wow I’ve been searching for this for months, first time I’ve found mention. One of my favorite feature-bugs, bummer it doesn’t work anymore.


#9

Yes, I agree. This feature is a must. I sometimes have 5 or 6 projects open at a time and it can be difficult switching back and forth between them.


#10

I wouldn’t have updated had I known that this would be gone :frowning:

It’s an amazing feature especially for full stack devs for micro services.


#11

Turned on Atom today to find this no longer works for me either. This is such a huge change to my workflow I almost need to find a new editor now. I don’t understand, how are people maintaining multiple projects at a time without this? Do you just have a bunch of atom windows open at once? This kept my entire workflow to a few screens, now I’m going to need to have a separate fullscreen workspace for each new project open at once? Time to find a new editor…


#12

Yes, just like people have been doing for many years.

Time to find a new editor…

Don’t be so dramatic. The tabs were disabled because they caused issues and they’re re-enabled in 1.21.0.
https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/15202


#13

This is the first place I have been able to find that mentions this feature! It is very useful, and I would like to learn more about it. I have several questions, the first of which is: Does this feature have an official name?

I am also wondering if it can be triggered out side of full screen mode, and whether there is a keyboard short cut to switch between these higher level tabs.


#15

In 1.22.1, (on mac at least) if you go to View > Show Tab Bar, it will give you a project based tab bar.

If you have 2 windows opens with the Tab Bar visible, you can drag the project tab from one widow to the next.

I have not yet found a way open a project in a new project tab via the command line yet.

(sorry for the double post, could not find the edit cta)