Open file in a different existing pane


From the file finder or the tree view, I’d like to open files in the right or left pane, no matter what the active pane is.

I’m using Atom with two panes open all the time. I have the “Remove empty panes” option set to false. I’m used to Xcode’s feature where I can open files in its assistant editor. I’d like to do the same kind of thing in Atom.

Is this possible at all?


Yes. There’s a method for opening files that lets you specify the pane.

What procedure would you like to use to choose a pane as you open a file?