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Sublime Text: How to open files in the same window

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With the release of Sublime Text 2, new files that are not in the same project are not opened in a new window. Fortunately, you can change this default behavior for Sublime Text 2 and Sublime Text 3.


Click on "Sublime Text 2" or "Sublime Text 3" then click through to Preferences -> Settings - Default


Find the line that says :

"open_files_in_new_window": true,

and change it to:

"open_files_in_new_window": false,