Only open a file when modified or explicitly opened, not when selected in the tree view


In Sublime when you click on a file in the tree view, it temporarily replaces the current view with that of the selected file’s contents.

The benefit of this is that you can click through multiple files to find the one you want and only open that one file when you need to (double click or when it is modified). Only then does it becomes a new open tab.

Currently in Atom my workspace gets polluted with tabs that I don’t actually need open just because I can’t find the file I need straight away.


Duplicate of …

Closing in favor of the original topic.