"Soft"-file open feature or package?


Sublime Text has a feature which “soft-opens” a file when you click on it in the tree view. It shows the file contents as if you’ve opened it, but if you select a different file without making any changes, it switches the pane to the new file.

The benefit is that I quickly click down a list of files, I don’t wind up with all of them open. In Atom, I have to then close each tab.

Either double-clicking the file or making changes causes them to remain opened permanently.

Is this available as an option somewhere I don’t see, or as a package I can’t find? If not, I’d love it. One of the few things I miss from Sublime.


There is a setting on the tabs package, called Preview Tabs.
Does exactly that.