I think I found a page explaining it once (not the official documentation), but I’m just not understanding projects.
I have a bunch of files open. Are they in a project, or not? How do I create a new project? What project are they in, if they’re in a project? If I have a bunch of files open in different locations, and some of them are related and should be “projectized”, and some of them are related and should be part of a different project, and some of them won’t ever be part of a project–how do I deal with this?
Some things I think are true from what I’ve read:
- I think you can’t have more than one project open in a window at a time.
- I can’t find a “new project”, and it seems like the way to do this is to open a new window and then either “add folder to project” or maybe “save project as…”. But if you open a new window and then open a file and then select “add folder to project”–you don’t have a project at this point, right?
- I think that the only indication I have that I’m “in” a project is that the title bar has the name of the project in parens. But does that mean that every file I open in this window is now added to the project? Can I switch to a “not a project” project, or do I have to keep opening new windows for that?
I realize this might not be difficult for others (since many of you don’t seem to have this problem), but the way projects are represented just doesn’t seem to be intuitive or well documented to me. I’ve got this mental model of something like Eclipse, where everything is a project, and something like Notepad++, where most of the usage I see doesn’t use projects (though I imagine they do have projects)–and I can’t really tell where Sublime is on this spectrum.
Finally to Jon–thanks again for this awesome tool. Really. Just because I have my preferences, suggestions, and confusion doesn’t change the fact that you’re doing some great work here.