I haven’t found any existing issue for this so I want to use this place to elaborate.
The reason why open projects are not listed in the quick switch projects is probably because it intends to swap the project currently in focus, i.e. close the existing one and open another.
I think the behaviour could be changed such that already open projects are listed, as well.
- There is probably little advantage on this on a small monitor.
- Most of us are working on a multi-monitor workstation, though. Also, since UHD monitors in ultra wide and xtra large have become more accessible there are a growing number of users with multiple virtual windows on their desktop environment. Furthermore, there is the option to have multiple virtual desktop environments… => all of this makes it possible to visualise multiple ST projects and workspaces on the screen area
- One problem to this is that projects are swapped or switched depending on whether it is already open or not. This might be confusing to the user.
an existing issue mentions that the currently active project is also listed in the “quick switch projects”, stating that there is no use in that and it should be removed:
However, it does not seem necessary to have the currently open project in the “switch project” popup because you obviously don’t switch projects when you select the already opened one. Maybe this is more of an issue.
Originally posted by @FichteFoll in https://github.com/sublimehq/sublime_text/issues/49#issuecomment-18337953
With my suggested changes above this holds still true.