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There's no 'New project' option in Sublime Text 3, only options for doing things with existing projects:

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I've seen various pages titled "How to create a project", but:

None of them seem to do what I want to do, which is:

  • Create a new project I can add folders to,
  • ...without closing all the other projects I have open,
  • ...as a new tab in the same application window

...just like a "New project" menu item would. Is it possible, or do I have to close other projects or drag the tab back into the original window every time?

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It is possible like this:

  • In Sublime, go to File > New Window, which creates a new Sublime window as a tab in the same application window (seems to consistently stay in the same application window regardless of your open_files_in_new_window setting)

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  • This new tab / window is treated as a new 'Anonymous project'. So File > New Window is effectively the "New empty project" button missing from the Project menu.
  • You can therefore add folders to it, save it, etc

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If you have a project opened (as the OP does in his question), you can simply select Project -> Remove All Folders From Project which will net you a project with no open folders. Then follow the steps outlined in this post: https://gist.github.com/jesperorb/e59659c26667a36dab29adab9425e109

IMHO, it is preferable to open a new anonymous project from the beginning as mentioned by user56reinstatemonica8 above.

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